STILL HERE


Still Here began with explorations of Wildwood, New Jersey. I had passed by these buildings so many times in my youth and never recognized the beauty in them until I visited in the off season. Although New Jersey beach towns seem deserted in the winter, these structures stand proudly while awaiting summer to house new and returning beach goers. The more time I spent wandering Wildwood, the more I began to appreciate the 60s-inspired themes that each motel wore on its exterior. The repetition of color can be appreciated in the off season– the stillness paired with the sound of the wind and waves allows for less distractions and more focus on the structures themselves. In order to accentuate the strong geometrics of the buildings, the 35mm analog photos are framed tightly around the lines of each structure, while railings, doorways, and building edges act as each image’s natural edge. The series is printed on wood and glass, referencing the raw materials used in most of Wildwood’s buildings. Whether it’s a motel, home, apartment, or structures that house people, they all have a story to tell, and Wildwood has plenty behind each colorful door.


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