Photography may not preserve absolute truth, but it reminds us of the places we have been, the people we were or felt we were, and helps illustrate transitions too difficult to explain with words alone.
The black and white film photographs were taken 2 years ago, when I was a photo student living in Austin. I wanted to document my environment and how surreal the relationships between buildings, art and people. felt to me.
The second set of photographs were taken earlier this week, on a roadtrip to Austin with my siblings. The only relationship between the two sets of photographs is the physical spaces. I enjoy documenting the changes in cities, and I enjoy documenting my changing relationships with cities. Revisiting places and planning trips for new, unfamiliar cities is at times frightening, but overall, an exciting process.
Photographs help me to create narratives that better explain why I am in my current city, who I’ve been in the past, who I am at this moment, and I search for clues as to who I will become.