Blue Water is my portrait of a place both beautiful and sad, singularly unique and yet an archetype of the American Rust Belt. Literally the end of the road, it's the terminus of six major highways, and the site of an international border crossing between Michigan and Canada. Situated at the intersection of Lake Huron and the St. Clair River (the worlds third-largest freshwater lake and a major Great Lakes shipping lane), the Port Huron area seems full of potential, waiting unrealized. Working with an 8x10 view camera over the course of two years, I searched the area for images I saw as requisite pieces in constructing my portrait of the place. The only photographs I made of residents are of those who approached me, thus providing themselves as characters within my narrative.