Hic Sunt Dracones (Here be Dragons) is a collection of 14 images combined as a photographic novella; the portrayal of a failed relationship photographed as staged scenes in the transformed rooms of an old house. These photographs are drawn from my own experiences - fragments of memories that pierce like blinding sun through window blinds.
I am curious about how couples love one another, hate one another, and how their love decays. With this series, I explore and photograph secret thoughts, passions and incidents, transforming them into a visual representation of epiphanies, misery, desires, and resolutions, with a look to sculptural quality illustrations, Chris Van Allsburg’s surrealistic drawings, and extreme perspective. Heavily symbolic, and at times brutally foreboding, each scene a fleeting fantasy frozen in time or a wounding recollection.
In sequential pieces, each image holds its own story; like forgotten pictures found in an attic. Collectively, they encompass a novella told in still photographs –conflict, climax, and resolution. A third person narrative of the birth and death of a marriage.
Note: Passage for Photo 6 courtesy of M Night Shalaman - "Signs"