September 20, 2013

Elsewhere

When asked about this blog I often talk about how it's been an important part of my photographic process – that this place has been a springboard for ideas yet to be understood. I've had two unplanned projects emerge from my posts here. I photographed throughout the spring and summer I've been a bit stuck on what to do with the new images.

I'm sharing a series that was made while waiting in a parking lot. We were exhausted from a week of togetherness out at the beach. It was a vacation that followed a summer of separation with little correspondence sent home from camp. Some letters were mere scribble, unsigned. Others listed the items to bring up on Visiting Day. Friends told me not to fret and that our boys were happily immersed in camp life. It's true that we were all elsewhere and occupied, but I was a little crushed.

These photographs remind me that it's okay to be together and still be apart. It seems that disconnection is essential to growing up and growing older. They are about letting go.

I'm hoping that these photographs will tell me what to do next. Will one of these images end up in either of my projects or head in a new direction entirely? Maybe this blog post will be their final destination. I'd like to hear from you. Tell me what these photographs say to you, if anything.

September 10, 2013