Coming Home Contemporary art photography.
is a series I began shooting upon moving back to California's Central Valley from Los Angeles. This was something of a difficult time for me, because it felt like moving backwards. Like many young people of my generation, I had spent my twenties in a floundering haze. I thought I wanted to be a writer, but I was a writer that never wrote. My lack of direction eventually brought me to a point where I had nowhere left to go, but home. It was shortly after my return that I first began practicing photography in earnest. I felt like I needed a way to capture the overwhelming stillness of this time and place. Nothing ever really changing, always the same landscape, frozen in time. Over time, this series has developed into a collection of bits and pieces from all across the state of California. It is my California, in the quite and subtile moments which define my understanding of home. It is also a testment to my contemplative, detached nature. It is not in vogue these days to admit feeling such a sense of detachment, but I would be lying and wasting everyone's time if I tried to say otherwise. These tiny fragments of the places I find myself returning to again and again are almost entirely emtpy of human presence. I believe that what this series has become, is a meditation on my self inflicted isolation and my singular vision of daily life.