I'm pretty excited to share my first series titled "Winter Ghosts." I've been focusing mainly on creating individual images. However, I've come to find that I really enjoy the context that a series can add to an image, as well as giving the opportunity to expand on an idea that is hard to capture in just one photograph.
This series of double-exposures was made using a lamp and paper cutouts to place light-bodies against cloudy winter landscapes. I made this work during what has been a somewhat dark period in my life. Meanwhile, I’ve been doing a lot of work on myself. The idea for the light-bodies that seem to be ascending were born out of my desire to transcend my place in life, as well as the light that one can become aware of during their winter.
This series is very personal to me. I’ve been putting a lot of work into developing different processes of image making. Winter Ghosts feels like the culmination of a lot of the work I have been putting into process, combined with my inner work. This winter has been extremely challenging for me. I’ve often wanted to escape my place in life, but it’s in this place that I’ve been able see that acceptance is the only way to truly transcend.