Meandering between property lines and other demarcations, this body of work was photographed intuitively. My photographing was informed by the environmental fragility and geographic isolation of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This peninsula is thick with near-boreal forest and isolated communities cut into the trees. Line-of-sight is almost always limited by forest, with the looming exception of thousands of miles of the Great Lakes.
From short line-of-sight I began to look intensively at things close at hand, at shifting light and shapes. Looking closely and slowly I became lost in my surroundings. Here my photographic practice becomes a means to reorient myself, shifting attention towards things fleeting and otherwise relegated to the corners of awareness. In seeing and photographing this way, my surroundings become redefined and unmoored from familiar meaning.