This paragraph is designed to give you context about the pictures you are about to look at. But as you look at the pictures, the context will become apparent. Or it won’t. Suffice it to say, these are images that hit me at eye level every day, and I can’t seem to look away. All but one were taken in New York, where I expect the masses view them as an accumulation of ruinous paint or stickers adding to the din of a city’s peaceful beauty. I see them as art. And perhaps messages of hope or warfare. I dedicate it to “Maria y Paco” (look closely) who seem to have found love, at least post-it note temporarily.
Max Maddock is a white male, who occasionally has references available. He’s a writer who often takes photos of things that most other people ignore. And he’s a photographer who sometimes writes. He hunts for urban squirrels daily with his trusty Brittany Spaniel. He abhors artists’ statements.