As a kid, Providence was cool to me because it hosted a big skateboarding competition called Gravity Games and we would get Awful Awfuls at Newport Creamery. As an adult, Providence is cool because it’s a human-focused city that’s revitalizing greenspace and making it safer and easier to get around as a pedestrian or cyclist. Their mayor, Jorge Elorza, actually rides a bike around the city.
Last fall, The Trust for Public Land asked me to photograph a story on green space in the city and I got to work with my then-fiancée now wife, Emma, as she wrote a story and conducted interviews while we explored the city. I was so happy to spend a few amazing days photographing the city!