The Ants Won't Bite, 2010
ink jet print, 24" x 30"
The Sound of Wind
Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.
-William Faulkner, Light in August
Growing up in the Northwest I took for granted my surroundings until I left home and lived elsewhere. Every time I came back I would see it with new eyes. It seemed that every place I went contained some memory of childhood forgotten and unappreciated. After moving back to Seattle I started photographing these places. The forest was full of mystery and I wanted nothing more than to drive the highways of my childhood though the Cascade Mountain Range and ride the ferries across the Puget Sound. These images are the re-appreciated of my years growing up in the Pacific Northwest. I explore the world partly through the memory of childhood, fragmented and visually strange, as often long ago memories are, and partly through the outdoors as I experience them now.