Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Plates: Myself, Through Time and Place

Myself, Through Time and Place is a new self-portrait series I've been working on lately, with the help of Katie Baer. 

The images within this growing body of work speak to the transient nature of humanity. We, along with our surroundings, are in a continuous state of flux. Always moving, always changing, always aging, there is no true constant in life. Everything moves way too fast. Whenever I travel to Chicago to enjoy the company of family and friends, I can't help but think, "I'll be back on the plane before I can fucking blink," and then I pretty much am. The ephemerality of existence is overwhelming, a feeling I attempt to express through these self-portraits. 

Each photograph is comprised of four separate exposures at different times and places in my life. I used my Nikon F2 with a 20mm lens and Ilford Delta 100 film.