The photographs in this series respond to what I perceive to be a dichotomy at play within the public park.
They at once express our parks’ contrived beauty or picture-perfectness with a sense of unease and foreboding.
The aesthetic palette of the 19th-century pictorialists is employed, combining the look and feel of early photographic processes with the atmospherics of inclement weather—fog, rain, snow—as a backdrop in an attempt to obscure the details within the scene.
By contemporizing this technique, it becomes a visual metaphor. While these scenes may look somewhat pleasing, the lack of detail hints at a fuller picture that is not quite visible; a sense that there is more going on here that is obscured from view.