After years photographing my family, friends, and landscape in an attempt to create photographs that behaved more like icons, I understood: in many of these images, the fact that each is a photograph of a real thing inhibits the ability of each symbol to exist purely as such. One’s particular way of seeing the world can only attempt to depict that way of seeing.

Human interactions with nature are nature’s interaction with itself. Infinity expands inward and outward. Our capacity for meaning-making is only as strong as our ability to cooperate with one another. Representations of our existence are not our existence, and they each obscure as much as they reveal.

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