Mundane moments hold magic.
As a commuter student such things as new dorm rooms, roommates, or campus dining do not surround me. Instead, my siblings, parents, living room, and my familiar bed are where I spend the majority of my time. I am inspired by the domestic situations that I find myself immersed. By observing my surroundings, the faces that I recognize gain compelling beauty and meaning. The walls and furniture that have enclosed and directed my own personal space have become infinitely more interesting and endearing.
I want to document these mundane parts of life in a more critical and appealing way. The environment and subject should make you want to look deeper. I use a deadpan approach allowing the work to feel honest, unobstructed, and clearly composed. By choosing to present domestic life in a systematic and forthright manner I am allowing the people and surroundings to become the focus in a way they never could before. I decided to include myself in some of the imagery because I too am a part of this life. The objective is to introduce my family through gaze, setting, posture, and situation. I would like to observe and embrace this habitual domain. We can all relate to these situations, subjects, and spaces, yet we rarely think twice about any of them. I want to give the monotonous moments in our lives significance.