Fingerprints of the Moon
Inspired by James Abbott McNeill Whistler's moody and ethereal "Nocturnes", my project examines the emotional and interior landscape of my photographic practices. Each photograph reflects the rhythm of darkness and light, not only in the external world, but in the internal movement of my physical self as I hold the camera for a period of time.
As I stand in the dark, I am marking time and place, breathing as I hold the camera, feeling one with the experience of creating a photograph. Focusing on the unknown, in the shadows of the full moon rising and setting, I feel time passing in seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years. The only thing of which I am certain is that I was there, finding solace in the quiet and adding my fingerprints to the cyclical pull of the moon.