Writing and photography are about feel and building an intimacy with place or character. Each asks the viewer to linger and be present in their awareness. For me writing and photography are exercises in stillness. Both are a process of thinking about the contours, the white space, the unspoken, the just out of view. Each medium seeks emotional truth, moves towards the unique, and becomes a tool for community dialogue and resilience.
In writing I am curious about intersections. The ways bodies are seen and read, moved with, responded to, how our experience transfers. Our bodies are maps and markers. Sometimes making visible or invisible our identities and relationship to power or privilege. I am interested in inhabiting questions of complexity. I want to move toward uncomfortable edges where I consider inheritance, voice, and positioning. I want readers to grapple with assumptions about family, ability, identity, witness, and performance.
Through photography my aim is to deepen connection with and accountability to landscape. I am a guest in this place, I have made an agreement with the hills, the oak trees, the earthquakes, the crashing tides to watch and listen. The narrative of nature is one of color, movement, light, and sound. We realign ourselves with the larger constellations, the rhythm of days and seasons and migrations.