In Secondhand Nature, I am interested in how adaptive and resourceful nature can be. These images involve the chance interplay of organic matter coexisting with man-made material, brought about by necessity and not design. These visual collaborations assert a striking alchemy that I have seen in many places I’ve traveled to. My subjects transcend their inherent limitations and become something else, something undefinable and yet layered, intricate and beautiful. I can only attribute this new incarnation to a natural law that enduringly rearranges after our disruption of space and place. I don’t pretend to love this world as it is, but I do love what my camera sees when I take these photographs; there is hope and survival somehow, and it exists entirely beyond our control.