South Hempstead is a small residential town located on the South Shore of Long Island where I grew up. In doing this project, I discovered the variety of the streets surrounding my own, specifically taking note of the differences in landscaping, fences, and style between each home. Also, taking the time to walk around the suburbs is something of anomaly, because driving is the norm. With this project, as with most of my work, I focus on formal photographic qualities while documenting. Light and shadow are fundamental pieces to this project, as I am viewing these exteriors as works of expression put forth by the individuals that live within these homes. I hope that my work gives the viewer a sense of the quaintness and individuality present in my town, by combining my sense of familiarity along with the new perspective I am seeing South Hempstead with for the first time.