When I first took this photograph I wasn't sure if I would include it in the final Unsung Atlanta exhibition. I loved the photo, but I didn't know if it was just a nice picture or if it fit with the rest of the series. When it was time to make the final decision, I decided to keep it in it because this image made me think about how our hometowns are reflected in us and how we reflect ourselves back onto the cities we inhabit.
Until I started this project, I can't really say that I thought of myself as an Atlantan. I grew up in Atlanta and have lived most of my life here, but it was through the process of documenting the unseen beauty of the city that I realized how much I was a product of my surroundings. While I visited different areas of Atlanta, it seemed that there were memories around every corner. This city has given me a lot and it's these photographs that revealed that to me in a very clear way.
As you look at the skyline of Atlanta reflected in the waters of Piedmont Park, I hope you'll take the time to think of how the reflection of your city shines inside of you, and what you can give back to the place that has given so much.