The details and objects in my surroundings I feel go unnoticed are what interest me most. Medium format film requires a slower working process and has a strong emphasis on detail, and this was important when thinking about slowing down and observing my surroundings.
I feel that certain objects in their surroundings create a narrative within themselves, evoking a sense of mystery. These moments present themselves as constantly fleeting; I wonder how and why they got there, and how the passage of time affected their existence. I wanted to capture this existence, this moment before it disappeared. I feel that the medium of film acts as a metaphor for expressing this impermanence in our lives.
A Collection of Daydreams
Medium format color film was used to photograph my surroundings. This body of work focuses on a subconscious desire to preserve, recreate, and restore what I see as moments of stillness, inspired by a state of constant moving without feeling grounded, both physically and mentally. My goal was to create a visual narrative of these moments through a sequence in book form. Each image is placed so that each resonates with its fellows as the pages are turned, making the collective meaning more important than the individuals.
I became increasingly interested in the idea of what something once was, now being something disregarded or forgotten. I feel that emotions and meaning are found in the ordinary of the everyday, and this theme helped me to develop this series, A Collection of Daydreams, where I attempt to preserve and make sense of the world around me.