Washington DC, 2014
When I make photographs I never move anything. I am making a document of my experience. When I was recently in DC I was walking around near the capital building and found this left shoe sitting there. It was still tied and pointed towards the dome. I found myself wondering what had happened. What drama had caused someone to abandon a single shoe? Could the left shoe also symbolize the path between the White House and Congress taken by a democratic president? Can anything be accomplished when there is only one side forcing the issue? As I made this image I found myself nostalgic for the days when Tom Foley and Tip Oneil were in office. By comparison, those days were down right friendly compared to the polemics of today's government.