A recent trip to Fresno California surprisingly yielded some unexpected inspiration to shoot. So much inspiration infact, that I had to take notes of spaces to return to because I ran out of time. Around many corners I found scenes that are indicative of the plight of the recession in a town stricken with so much poverty, but I also found gems in neighborhoods that inspired moments of optimism. I was surprised by all of this because I lived in Fresno for years without ever being motivated to capture the story Fresno had to offer. The practice returning to old spaces and neighborhoods to shoot again may soon become routine for me. On my next visit I will schedule a whole day or two to shooting, rather than an hour.