Home is a potent symbol. It has both a physical and symbolic presence for
every one of us. It represents security, shelter, where our hearts belong
and combine with our family. In many ways it’s our universe in miniature.
Home, as a charged symbol, also has a dark side. As our dreams turn
dark our sense of the sheltering aspect disappears. Home represents
the unattainable for many in this era of foreclosures and national security
issues. Home is also where death, disease and the most grievous sorrow
all find us. Home is the place where secrets and privacy can evade the
current vigilance of civil surveillance.
My photographs depend on historical authority and physical beauty of
tintype by which I expose all these issues of home and security in this time
of insecurity and change.