This is a series of long exposures while traveling in different parts of the world, attempting to capture both movement in time and space and substance.
The fortuitous element of randomness removes the photographer’s socio-cultural projections into the image, while the resulting
negation of identifiable references removes the viewer’s projections and asks for an emotional rather than rational response.
This series reveals the memories and feelings that are allowed to come through with use of abstraction to remove the physicality of place.
Passageds II: Rest areas
Established in the early sixties, safety rest areas are part of the US interstate road system. They are currently managed by the department of transportation of individual state governments; hence the disparate philosophies, designs, and conditions.
Largely replaced by commercial gas stations and food chains, in combination with the decrease of private interstate vehicle traffic and state budgets, they mostly sit abandoned and unused in varying states of decay.
Having lost their function they become all about form, the empty symmetries attempting to control nature, as per a bygone ideology seeking to conquer the terrain. Symmetry, emptiness, and beauty confront their own meaninglessness in relation to the landscape.
Passages III: Once We Were Here
This is an ongoing exploration of an hypothetical future void of human presence, were only mysterious and ironical artifacts are left behind as clues of a nonsensical culture.
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