Often times we overlook the human presence that surrounds us when we are completely alone. Even within this void, we can still feel the warmth of that presence that once inhabited
the most common of places. We are so familiar with our surroundings and the objects that occupy them that we often pass by such places and things without giving them much thought. My photographs force you to look at these universal places and objects much longer than you typically would, perhaps leaving you slightly uncomfortable around something so familiar. Whether it be personal items someone left behind, the seat someone sat in moments before, something someone built, or even the stone that marks the human presence that once was, we are reminded that we are never truly alone.
The images are black and white with a slight sepia tint to give them an aged timeless feel; time is not a concern in this series because regardless of how much time has passed we are still reminded of those that were there before us. Rich in detail and high in contrast, these familiar images are able to make a more powerful and significant presence than they do in our typical encounters with them. This group of photographs captures the warmth and alienation of the human presence while being free from any physical human in the frame. My work offers an alternative way of seeing common situations and making them appear new and interesting; turning the mundane into something special.