Show Me State
SHOW ME STATE is an ongoing, 20+ year portrait of the Missourian allure in which I grew up and to which I belong.
With striking impunity, residents look straight into the camera, and therefore, straight into me. This oscillating event, of looking and being seen, circulates desire and tension–fundamental to the act of making a portrait.
In an era where reticence and obscurity define our mortal guise, these individuals evince eccentricity, curiosity, and vulnerability.
Unveiled in this hushed interface is a state of emotional undress, an intuitive, magical exchange, a subtle seduction between willing participants.