As a photographer, I use my camera to alter perceptions of truth and time. I believe that this change in perspective opens a window to liminal space where separate forms of reality exist.
In my series Swan Song, I investigate the transience of memory using landscape photography. The collection is dedicated to my maternal grandmother, Margaret, who lives with dementia. The images are an interpretation of her shifting mind, depicting pieced-together memories of family vacations to Northern Michigan. Margaret struggles to recall these times spent with each other and only vaguely knows who I am. Her new reality brings to question my assumptions of truth and permanence. As her memory changes, so does my connection to these spaces in time. In a fleeting act of preservation, I transformed my nostalgia and grief into a visual elegy of ephemeral moments, temporarily protecting them from the inevitable fate of being forgotten.