The "Room with a View" project has been ongoing since 1998 when I started travelling for work on a regular basis. The project has been captured on various cameras over the years as I transitioned from strictly film to digital and then bounced back and forth between the media.
I really don't know what started the project. I think it was my appreciation for Michael Kenna's work with long exposure photography combined with my very early rising personality. I made some small prints early on in the project from Pittsburgh and the gentleman I worked for was impressed with them and in fact, wanted me to have a showing of the images. He was someone who travelled for work and so I feel he got the humor and art of what I was doing. While the show has not happened the project has continued.
So I typically shoot these images at 4am out the window of my hotel room. The exposures range from 2-3 minutes to over 40 minutes depending on the film in the camera or the existing or non-existing light. Over the years and around the world I have had some amazing views to be followed with a brick wall. Regardless, I take the shot.