My name is Greg Trefry.

I live in Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn, New York. I parent, make games, teach, play basketball, ski and make images out of pictures I take while walking around.

If you need to reach me you can email me at gtrefry at iamtheeconomy dot com.

On these pictures

I kept imagine someone seeing these pictures and asking fairly, “Why so many pictures of spilled coffee and torn up signs?” So I thought about it and put it into words.

I’m fascinated by the order, disorder, patterns and mish mash that exists all around us. We plaster our markings across the surface of the world, only to have nature, decay and the scratching of other human hands contribute their markings until something new and organic emerges. Through the act of stepping closer and looking, we can bring a hint of order, meaning and beauty to this chaos. There is visual delight all around us, if we choose to see it that way.

A Familiar Strangeness

Put another way, you might say I’m after a feeling of “A familiar strangeness” to quote Zora Neale Hurston.

“It was like seeing your sister turn into a ’gator. A familiar strangeness. You keep seeing your sister in the ’gator and the ’gator in your sister, and you’d rather not.” – Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God