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This project means a lot to me for a few reasons: 1) I fucking love maps. I love looking at them. I love making them. I love listening to that one This American Life episode about mapping and Dennis Wood and his conceptual maps. I even own Dennis' book put out by Siglio Press. 2) I love Salt Lake City. And I feel like I owe it something. I hated on that place every day that I lived there, and I sobbed as I drove away for good back in 2012. Now when I visit, it feels like my home. The place that took me in when nothing and no one else would. Put up with my abuse. I took all these photographs one day when I was too overwhelmed with work to actually do any work. I wanted to capture a place I swore I'd never visit again. 3) I love the U and my friends and colleagues and professors at the U, and I'm supportive of any project they passionately throw themselves into. 4) I'm all about community. I love my little community of musicians and artists in the Baker District in Denver, I love my Boulder community, I love my community of Echo Park kids and families in LA, I love my East Hollywood, Virgil Village neighborhood in LA, and I love Salt Lake. Especially the epic weirdness that is the Granary District.