(The beginning of) A large-scale, multi-year mapping project manifesting itself in a series of 12″x18″ archival digital C prints, a book, and a website.
It is difficult enough to make predictions or generalizations about a person or people within your culture and of your group, let alone those outside of either. Add to it the inherent impossibilities of real pictorial representation and we are left with little more then a fairytail, a conundrum masquerading under the guise of reality.
American Photographs is the result of both cross-cultural observation and cultural projection. I regard it as a type of map. Included in the map are prints made up of facts and fictions. These include photographs of people, the places, dates, and times they were encountered, and their names and subsequent stories.