Abstraction plays a significant role in my style. By showing less in my pictures, I hope to do more to the imaginations of my viewers. Whenever I can, I also try to create incongruous relationships, expressing human values to interpret subject matter and convey meaning. All of this is happening here. I caught my reflection in a window of an old house as I explored the streets of this crumbling 1890s copper mining town. Shooting from the waist, I was able to create an abstract portrait of myself as a silhouette. It incongruously merges with the red patterns of a Victorian era curtain hanging just behind the window. An even more abstract figure is softly imprinted in the aging paint next to the window. My wide-brimmed hat moves my abstracted red silhouette back into time, while the incongruous figure on the wall adds context, creating a ghostly effect.