Trust The Creator

"All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all that I have not seen." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust the Creator began as an exploration into my visual impairment.  After accidentally going into the world without and corrective lenses, I was intrigued by how the world flowed and morphed around me.  Everything remained familiar and yet so different.  As I began shooting I realized I was predominantly drawn to things that were bathed in light, highlighting their softened edges.  This aesthetic grew to mean so much more as I received word that my grandfather was in the hospital and not doing well.  I flew to California while he made the transition into hospice and I photographed my mother.  That is when the project took on a new meaning for me.  I realized I wanted to capture all things that transcend visual context, the mourning, the exhaustion, the love, and the silence. I focused my project on my spaces, pieces of loved ones left behind, and those who I hold dear.  My hope is that these emotions are visible to the viewer through the unfocused lense of my camera. That they can relate to the blur of emotions and memories that fly by as life carries on.

This is an ongoing project.