Definition of haunting: having qualities (such as sadness or beauty) that linger in the memory
: not easily forgotten
Extraordinary experiences ( 2020- ongoing) uses photography as a conduit for emotional interpretation of reality during a time of turmoil. Created in the streets near where I live, on daily walks, the images depict a dark exploration of the landscape interspersed with motifs of my family and of animals. The resulting images come from an intuitive response to my surroundings, the images interplay with photography’s ability to make eternal what is fleeting.
There are a set of psychological phenomena that can happen to the bereaved, loosely named Extraordinary Experiences. One of them is a visual apparition of or "seeing" the loved one. This work allows me to make tangible those feelings, the apparitions of emotions, memories and dreams embed grief into the photographs, the final images a reflection of myself as the photographer, rather than the subjects photographed. These images explore the idea of being haunted by the past, of reckoning with history, and the eternity of the natural world.