Last summer we moved to a new house that was empty but full of the promise of renewal and reinvention. A house where unknown people had lived before us, with their own histories, joys and sorrows. Were their spirits still floating around our new place of residence?
These photographs were made in response to this life change. They take the form of a ghost story about memory and the slippery notion of time. The images are meant to be read as open-ended narratives that convey the richness of our inner lives- our dreams and fantasies. They all evoke a sense of stillness, of silence. This project also addresses the notion of what it is to see and be seen, centering on a woman in late midlife who sometimes feels like she is disappearing.
Through self portraiture, I use myself as a model to express universal themes around aging, memories, ghosts of the past and the relentless march of time.