Next of Kin
Quiet suffering occurs within a family unit living under the auspices of the ideal American Dream. A psychologically violent relationship with loved ones, and an immersive cult-like experience with an evangelical Christian church contributed to my loss of spiritual and domestic faith.
These issues take center-stage in a story that emerges from the walls of a single-family sanctuary and unfolds onto a Midwest landscape. In my story, these characters exist at the intersection of psychological trauma and spirituality.
In next of Kin, I photograph my family in parables of love, reverie, respect and quiet tragedy. These images are a tangible manifestation of memories and experiences acquired during my journey to adulthood, and function as a supplement to the broken family album assembled by my parents.