Poems, Prayers and Promises
Silver Gelatin Prints 6 x 9 cm ea. December 2013
This is a photographic series I undertook as a sort of automatic-writing: a presenting of myself to myself for contemplation. I don’t know that there is any medium which so readily lets the subconscious speak as photography. After some time photographing I found my images fitting into three categories—distinct, yet in harmony with one another; therefore I have presented them as triptychs.
I find a certain comfort in the stillness that happens when a bustling room suddenly empties, and the profound silence that only happens in contrast to the life and rumour that existed there a moment before, and I tried to capture with the camera these moments of tranquil vacancy.
I began to photograph little moments that tend to get overlooked, often in nature; I began to think of them as placing a spotlight on a little corner of beauty, that others may appreciate it, who might not otherwise.
Ever-present in my photographs are windows: those little portals of light which allow a home to breathe. They are authors of poetry as they gently filter the light and lay it tenderly upon the floor like such delicate lace, to warm our bodies and our hearts. Windows give life to fantasy: countless are the souls who have lost themselves to daydreaming upon gazing out a window.