These images are a return to the boreal landscape of Alaska, my childhood home. In the Far North, a place not governed by conventions of light or time, hours pass in the movement of the stars, in the rush of the sea ice adrift in the tide. Together with my family, I roam this land, seeking the places and occurrences that illustrate the wondrousness I perceived as a child. Like birds and all things blessed with flight, the landscape escapes the bounds of the earth, its profound subtleties happening inside of us as much as they are happening outside. Through my camera, I construct a personal mythology for my family, in which the landscape serves as a gateway to a numinous realm, and we stand, awestruck yet at home, at the border.
This series photographed on 4x5 color film with a large format view camera. ORIGINS was my Bachelor of Fine Art Thesis project at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2014.