Watch over Me
Watch over Me was originally inspired by a specific phenomenon I repeatedly experienced on overnight airline flights. Unable to sleep, I looked around the darkened cabin to see my fellow passengers in deep slumber – many with heads thrown back on their headrests, necks exposed and mouths agape. Viewing rows of people in this position as I sat awake, I was struck by their trust, or nonchalance, in a room full of strangers. As the lone person awake, I felt a responsibility in the presence of their vulnerability. I considered the way the boundaries of action and experience are defined by trust.
Watch over Me, is a series of long-exposure, outdoor, night photographs using the moon as the sole light source. I'm interested in the responsibility of the watcher and the balance between security and recognition and security and need.