THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF LIGHT reflects my explorations as an archaeologist and photographer over the past decade. I believe there are places that exist in a liminal state between the real and the imagined - where human and natural environments blend. Where time ebbs and flows without conventional order. I believe that cultural places hold emotions and memories, and it has been my experience that if you look and listen carefully, you can see, hear, and feel them. Similarly, all things absorb and reflect light throughout their lifetime. The energy of light affects and informs all matter, and manifests as visible and hidden layers of substance, texture, and tone. In my mind’s eye I perceive these liminal places as portals that are covered in a veil, and if peeled away, you can see what is, what was, and what might be. By conducting this “Archaeology of Light”, these veiled places are shown to be subtle and frail, with decay and rebirth all around. The images in this series range from subtle to overt and reflect the idea that our connection to multiple planes of existence in time and space can fluctuate, and our ability to see across or through those planes changes how we perceive them.
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