These photographs are anecdotes. Like conversations, many of them are trivial, a few of them funny, a few sad, and some beautiful. The views this book offers are fairly banal, rarely extraordinary, but they are sights worth a second glance. These scenes offer a chance to be aware, present, and empathetic. The photographs are born out of an instinctual and emotional response to the places and people they portray—a product of a relationship to a space and time however brief or otherwise. They are views of an outsider looking in and an insider looking out. As documents of the truth, they are often unreliable, usually embellished, but as experiences they are real. The world can look wonderfully honest when it doesn't worry about who is looking. These are ordinary and familiar scenes, sincere and without pretense.