I go back and forth incessantly about whether to talk more about my work or less. When I’m not convinced that I’m having the conversations in and through the work that I want to be having the words just keep coming, slipping out of my mouth or keyboard in an endless attempt to explain, to prove, to justify.
It feels like an ineffective crutch born of insecurity and inexperience. I am pledging here and now to speak less about my photographs and my art and trust that the work itself is infused by the ideas, thoughts and concepts that are rattling around inside me during the making of it.
Things I am thinking about when making Soft Proof include but are not limited to: the often awkward interaction between humans and nature. The ways we humans try and leave our marks on the world. Consumerism and capitalism. The industrial revolution. America. Communication. How a thing, a place, a person can be monumentally strong and terrifyingly fragile all at once. And how today looks a lot like yesterday did and how tomorrow probably will no matter what mental gymnastics we perform to make ourselves think otherwise.
The above list is subject to change.
Soft Proof is a work in progress.