I have been reintroducing myself to past traumas while coming to terms with what happened, how it affected me, and how I have grown as a person. This work is a coping method. A controlled environment where I can lose control and process things that I have either repressed or lied to myself about.
My photographs are a way to communicate how I have grown from these events and how some still have a hold on me. Work by artists such as Todd Hido, Tracey Baran, and Gregory Crewdson have assisted in navigating how I want to convey these difficult topics. While they each have very different subject matter there are aspects within each artists work that are influential to how I tell my story.
I am forgiving the past and moving forward with my life. This work is my way of reclaiming who I am and that while my past helped shape me into who I am it does not define me.