Phantasmata

2013

The threshold between wakefulness and sleep - a state referred to as hypnagogia - brings to one’s mind fleeting and vibrant scenes, often turning abstract ideas into concrete images or otherwise embodying one’s inner thoughts at any given moment. I have experienced this phenomenon for years, and have always called it ‘anxiety sleep’ because for me it is often dark, unnerving, and tense. With these photographs, I want to recreate these feelings, suspending them in frames that the viewer may enter and explore as temporary dream spaces. Distinct from the narrative of an actual dream, the images are meant to come without a definitive sense of time, with no discrete beginning or end; they float as ephemeral fragments that one could perhaps encounter while drifting to sleep. 

If you are interested in purchasing the book of my Phantasmata work, it can be purchased on my BlurbBook page for $70.00.