Why am I so drawn to travel? What is the source of this wanderlust? Will it eventually be satisfied?
When I reflected on my photography, and this love of distant places, I began to ask myself these questions. I wanted to go deeper and explore not just the place itself, or even the dream of it, but why am I having these dreams? What’s the source?
It’s taken a few years to come up with a theory – I was searching for Home.
Even when I was a child, one of my earliest memories was laying on the floor of my living room with an atlas, poring over the maps, wondering what adventures and mysteries awaited. I realize now that, even in my childhood home – the only one I’d ever known at that point – there was an innate desire for something…somewhere…else.
But what is home? Is it a place? Is it “heaven”? Is it just being with the person you were meant to be with? Or maybe the quest itself is home.
I wanted to capture this search in a photographic way. To do that, I needed to really search how I felt when I traveled as well as exploring the questions mentioned above.
What you see in the series online is a portion of overall series, which I intend to publish as a book at some point. Will it ever be finished though? Will I find Home? I have no idea, but I love the way that this direction has forced me to look deep inside and then translate those thoughts and emotions into a photograph.
You can view Speak to me of home here.
I’d love to hear your thoughts.
P.S. I’m planning on redesigning my site and moving to a new platform. I appreciate your patience in the meantime.