One thing is certain in Lawrence Massachusetts — you will encounter a colorful city painted in saturated hues. With vibrant storefronts and hand-painted signs, this city does not lack character. 

As with many cities, Lawrence has its share of graffiti and tagged walls on the buildings that line its streets. Drugs and crime are a common problem giving the city a dark, uncomfortable exterior to the out-of-towner. However, from a photographers perspective, it just adds to the visual diversity which makes it ripe for the taking.

I present this series of photographs taken during over a two year timeframe.