Starting out in photography, I managed to develop some internal understanding of not just what images could do, but also what they couldn’t. They became a way for me to occupy my time, but not a way for me to suppress my thoughts. As time went on, while furthering my education in photography, and visual language in general, my work became increasingly personal. I find these works complicated. Currently, I seek out my experiences in the world through the process of image-making and sculpture, and it’s ties to my emotions and senses. I deal with a number of photographic mediums, including polaroids, darkroom printing, cyanotypes, and scanned objects. My photos are rarely just their content, they are almost always used as objects. I construct narratives around my experience. I do this in parallel with research, looking for outside events and topics that fit my existential narrative. I deal with issues of relationships (whether it be with people or the environment), presence, and preservation. I try to reconcile the ‘self” with Earthly processes; what does it mean to be geologically insignificant? Is the Earth’s ambivalence towards us a justification for existentialism, hedonism, or nihilism? In working with photographs as objects, I am able to venture into the realms of sculpture, printmaking, and even anthropology to answer these questions.