After the first cold splinters of reality began to break the numbness that dominated the early stages of my grief, I was met by a creeping awareness of life’s impermanence. Vulnerability responds to this preoccupation. As I realized my own helpless mortality, I became exhausted, seeing in everything around me symptoms of peril. To capture that emotional frailty, images of barren trees suggest nerve endings exposed to the danger of the elements. Their skeletal branches extend into the rolling fog and—like a person in mourning—they become muted by their surroundings, shrouded by a cloak of uncertainty.
2020 Winner for Longtime Longing (single image), 1854 Media & British Journal of Photography in collaboration with Galerie Huit Arles, OpenWalls Arles, Arles Contemporain, Arles, France
2020 Growth, Open WallsArles, British Journal of Photography & 1854 Media in collaboration with Galerie Huit Arles, Arles Contemporain Festival in place of Rencontres d’Arles (cancelled due to Covid), France
2020 The Fence, Photoville/United Photo Industries, Exposure Festival, Calgary, Canada
2020 Something has to Change: Portraits of growth from OpenWalls Arles 2020, 1854 Media, British Journal of Photography