Excerpt from "Lay Theologies"

"Lay Theologies" is an inversion of photography's standard road-trip narrative, focused on the impossibility of coming home again. The work began nearly two years ago with the birth of my son and a subsequent month-long road trip with he and my wife by my side. The series has subsequently been made across several more road trips, and visits to my hometown in New Jersey. The work explores the connection between identity and place, freedom and responsibility.

“Lay Theologies” presents the world as I have been made to see it: rich with the intersitial details that make it open to -- and potentially devoid of -- meaning.

The work is made with a series of slowly-wearing-out Mamiya RZ67 medium format cameras on color negative film.
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