Valley News Article on Orbiter Exhibition

Orbiter · Images

To photograph something is, often, to choose to make a seemingly insignificant subject meaningful. Significance can be found in the everyday: in the beauty of off-season bleachers that seem to have emerged from freshly fallen snow, or in an old amusement park ride called Orbiter, which I photographed one morning in Vermont and have named this series after.

My camera allows me to become an "orbiter," letting me examine my environment while remaining slightly removed and distanced from it. I tend to make images about places around me, wandering with my camera in the fairly specific landscapes of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Upstate New York. For this series, I followed the theme of orbiting: something or someone that searches, observes, and probes. My photographs aren’t empty, but there’s a kind of emptiness in the items and surfaces to which I am drawn: an absence of people, but a clearly seen human presence. My desire and anxiety to create keeps me searching within these spaces and places, hoping for new subjects and experiences that, with my camera, I can bring significance to.