Writing in The Huffington Post, Wolfe suggests and illustrates how:
A uniform filter applied to multiple urban scenes can easily warp time and location, and obscure --- yet somehow enhance -- the reality of place. Remove color, crop, leave only hint and nuance, and the city can become an off-trail place where inquiry is a form of intellectual rescue and rediscovery. This simple premise informs our point of view about city life.
He provides ten visual examples of edited, ageless photographs and asks five associated questions:
The answers are for each of us to develop and consider, but one message stands out. Take apart the most fundamental things we see everyday. Inquire, and on the rebound, literally and figuratively, each of us will see things in a whole new light.