Exteriors and Interiors of a Pandemic
Given the psychological impact of the lockdowns and the resulting social isolation, it was inevitable that over the course of these two years of the Pandemic, this series of images would become a reflection of not just the outside world but also a record of my interior thoughts and feelings. I welcomed this because it was a way of coping but also an opportunity to channel the anxiety outward.
Taking photographs served a two-fold purpose. Record the outside and project onto the landscape my own personal thoughts and feelings.
Coming soon after and on the heels of the health crisis and of the unspeakable death and loss during the pandemic, the uprising against racism erupted. As many as 26 million people in the US demonstrated against the murder of George Floyd during the height of the pandemic.
In this series of images, the pandemic and the anti-racist rebellion merged into one. And for good reason, as I think we will look back at this time through this lens. As a time of profound crisis and of powerful resistance.