These images form my collective memory, a hastily stitched together tableau of the ephemeral, the fleeting, the undulating that I feel, but can't convery tangibly; they are what it feels like to be young and away. While the imagery is not false, the motif's sole intent is to be affecting, not specifically truthful. Fleeting faces become paried with sentiments that together refract throughout the eroding landscape of my rememberance. Read through the visual syntax of photography, this narrative series follows a voyage into being that oscillates between direct confrontation and voyeuristic observation.
In a country marked by extremely diverse geography and synthesis of ethnicities, I focused on photographically combining the two. Each portrait is paired with a regionally related landscape, allowing the two to paint a clearer image of Peru.
A migration that began in the familiar landscapes of Spain and headed East to the farthest reaches of Europe. What started as an inkling curiousity into the break-up of Former Yugoslavia ended in this series of photographs, observations of a people and a place that are starting over.
> Young and Away
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Kampong Thom is a province in the middle of the Cambodian countryside. Rural farming villages are connected by sun-drenched roads and palm trees touch the sky. This series serves as a brief insight into the daily lives and people of this region. The three black and white introductory images represent how I understand Cambodians: entrenched in history, hard working, and spirited. The color portaits aim to fill in the details by photographing subjects in their home or work environment.