Overthe past two years, The National has become my favorite band. Their music and lyrics inspired the imagesand atmosphere of this exhibition. Each photograph is a representation of a line, a verse or an emotion captured from asong. The images are titled inconjunction with the songs they represent. What makes the music so incredible, andso appealing to me, is the genuine authenticity and ambiguity of the writing. The images I created are reflections of the music: authentic, ambiguous windows into our lives.
The work itself is a haunting reminder of the disillusion found in our day-to-day lives. A dominant theme in the work reveals the unavoidable transition from late adolescence to adulthood and the weight that comes with it. Other songs amplify concepts of relationships, events and emotion, specifically with friends, loves, going out at night, and drinking.