"Betwixt" is still-life photography based on visions just before sleep—between states of mind. Emphasized by dark, vacuum-like backgrounds, the subjects are as much about the way in which we see them as they are about what is seen. On one hand the black directs our focus and forces a confrontation with the objects depicted, and on the other, the black discards context, opens interpretation and draws attention to the act of viewing. Like the ethnographer’s balance of observation and participation, the void provides analytical distance and captive engagement. This threshold, between modalities, represents true agency and a bridge from individual to collective.
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