As a kid, Jonathan Higbee dreamed of New York City. Growing up in Independence, Missouri – a satellite of Kansas City – during the ’80s, life was often tough. “I don’t want to be mean to it, but it certainly wasn’t an easy place to live,” he remembers.
“When I moved to New York, I was completely overwhelmed, overstimulated, and anxious. I loved every second of it. (...) I used the camera to distill the chaos and overwhelming nature of New York into something that I could understand and process." – Jonat