In the days that have passed since the latest U.S. election, I've wrestled a lot with negativity. I've felt many emotions: sadness, anger, hopelessness, hate. How does one combat hate without being overcome by it? Is it possible to hate hate?
These thoughts have coincided with my exploration of light, color, and the use of projected imagery in my photography, which serendipitously led me to my latest project. In this new series I invite subjects to open up about traumatic, transformative moments in their life, moments that stand out in their memory as a turning point-- a B.C./A.D. moment, if you will. I select a video or create a slideshow relating to their memory and project it onto their body. The rolling imagery in combination with the multiple exposure of them (loosely mimicking the stages of grief) layers up the imagery into a colorful abstraction. The traumatic images are no longer recognizable. As the subject stares into the projections, all they see is the light, which, as the viewer can testify, has set them apart from the dark.