A pleasure and a virtue of photography is the freedom it engenders. The intensity of focus required for a delimited project fuels the spontaneous discovery of other, unrelated photographic possibilities. An analogy might be simultaneously writing a novel and making notes whose purpose is yet to be discovered. In these photographs, I seek to extract coherence, discover some pattern of response, from these chance encounters and visual sparks. Unifying elements tend to be framing, quality of light, and of course the predilections and capabilities of first, the photographer, later, the editor, and finally, the viewer, whose work is often underestimated.