A Place Between

The series A Place Between, which is rooted in the documentarian tradition, I started with reacting to my new environment: Orangeburg, South Carolina, and then continued to explore the surrounding areas (rural Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina). As I explored my environment, I did not approach my subjects impartially. My reflections on decay and decline informed the work. While photographing the area, I highlighted its past glories and became aware of how it has changed from a destination to a place between destinations. As the idea of interstitial spaces developed, I searched out places that matched my intentions. These spaces have come to represent a memento mori, places that, while fading away, are a reminder of nonexistence.