“Death is dark to the mind. It cannot be reduced to the rational — neither thought, nor interpretation, nor even memories. It is through the expression of the inexpressible that art allows us to reach deep into our unconscious and touch this mystery” ­ J. Earl Rogers
Our mortality is the universal commonality that connects all living life. When death enters our lives, it can evoke uncertainty, fear and a torrent of emotions. As a loved one prepares to die, we are confronted with the realization that we must look forward, and yet the past collides with the future skewing it from view.
Pop is terminal. He allows me to document his body as it changes. We giggle a lot. We cry too. Photography has never been more important to me, a medium to express something that would otherwise be inexpressible.