What a great week at #arles2018. Feeling overjoyed to have met so many lovely souls and made new friends. Especially grateful to my Slovenian photo family who adopted me into their home this week. We had a blast. So much great work, so many lovely books. I’m leaving with a head full of ideas for my upcoming book, We Shall See. I’ll be posting updates on that as they come. Homeward bound now. See you in Toronto! 🙏🚀 #borealcollective #namarareps
Hello from Arles photo festival. It’s my first time here and I’m already blown away by all the inspiring talent around me. If you’re in town, say hellooooo 👋
Dad, Pan de Azucar, Uruguay, August 2014. I’ve been coming through this feed lately, reading every post and comment of the past four years chronologically. It’s strange to look at the photos I made about the loss of my father as if they were a work by an entirely different person. I caught myself thinking, “wow, that guy went through a lot.” It’s a bit shocking to see how depressed I became after losing my dad and equally as amazing to realize how much progress I’ve made since then. I’d say the winter of 2015 was some of the worst months of my life. The grief and trauma really changed me in a bad way. I’ve been slowly reassembling the pieces of myself since then, while at the same time leaning back into my photography with new inspiration and passion. My family and friends were so kind and loving through it all. They kept my foot upon the Earth, even when I was a black hole. I want to thank all of my followers for the words you’ve written on this feed. I’ve been re-reading through your comments over the past days and many have left me deeply moved. Some folks shared some very personal and raw moments from their own experiences with loss, which encouraged me at a time when I was totally broken, emotionally and creatively. I remember completely losing faith in photography and one point and it was those comments which brought me back. You helped me to accept things being so horrible by showing me that they were also somehow normal. That allowed me to continue with my work and I really can’t thank you enough. A lot has happened since then. Countless edits, three exhibitions, accolades, a second book dummy and now I’m curating all the words associated with this story. I would like to use content from this feed to bring out the narrative, both my writing and some of your public comments. If anyone has publicly posted a comment on my feed that they would not want to end up in the book, please let me know. I’ll also have to reach out to folks directly about potentially using their words once the final edit is close. It’s still in the early stages. Also, I now need a Toronto-based designer. If thats you, please reach out.