The idea of an overlook, a view that is commanding, is the conceptual cornerstone for this recent project in the Santa Maria Regional Landfill. I am interested in the relationship between the view of the landscape and our collective understanding of it. My work strives to present the surface of things that may not appear beautiful, but to me have an intrinsic beauty. This focus for my photography is born from repeated physical exploration of an unfamiliar space, and through this, a photographic representation of a familiar place. This is an in progress project.