Textured Travels - Renee Regan

Over the past few years I have been fortunate enough to travel for work as well as for a destination wedding. I went through dozens of cities and was able walk around to explore most of them. Each city has a unique wavelength that you can feel as you walk down it’s center. I’m drawn to the angles of the spaces that the buildings and the signs take up as you look around. By pairing these angles with the patterns of the streets and the walls from each city I am able to create memories for my travels that didn’t exist before. This parallel existence between the two places causes me to see connections in my experiences that I didn’t even realize before. The photos themselves create optical illusions through the replacement of negative space with positive space. Which is a technique I try to implement in everyday life. To be able to stop and flip a negative outcome into a positive one is a true skill to master. Staying positive when all the world looks bleak is the only way progress will be made. So, when problems are given a fresh look without any predetermined negative outcome that is when an opportunity to learn and grow happens. The positive outcome of this series is that I am continually searching the world for the places that are soon to exist.

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