Rich Rollins Photography

Word From the Street



     Each of us searches for and hopefully finds a way of expressing our selves. In certain moments of our lives we are compelled to make a declaration out of desperation. At other times a statement comes out of our deeply felt belief system about the personal, societal or global world we live in and are affected by. Sometimes we simply wish to express harmony or dissonance with the world that surrounds us.


     There are people who keep their voice quietly housed in a personal journal, incorporate it into a piece of writing, or speak it into existence. These photographs are born out of the expressions of people who put their voice out into the world visually because they want it to be seen, encountered, engaged. Their statements ask questions for us to consider, questions each of us may answer and wonder about in our own way, never truly knowing who created them or why.