A series of photos made into a 2017 12 month living calendar for Catland Books a store for witchcraft supplies and the occult in Bushwick Brooklyn. These calendars can be purchased here for $25 http://www.catlandbooks.com All single prints can be purchased through me by emailing me. Prints are $20.
These are a series of photographs taken in upstate New York, at an old hotel call Westholm. Abandoned for many years, this hotel had 41 guest rooms, a ballroom, cocktail lounge and dining hall. Entering you immediately feel that cold chill of unfulfilled plans and sad evacuation. I cannot say with confidence that i believe the place is haunted but you definitey get the feeling you are walking with someone down the halls, or intruding on people when you open the doors. Definitely creepy, definitely worth it.
Ok, confession time. Many people don’t know this about me, actually, I’ll say only my closest friends do; I am absolutely terrified of the ocean. it is a debilitating fear, sweaty palms, heavy breathing, absolute feeling of chaos. The idea of being surrounded by such vastness is my ultimate fear. The feeling of not know whats underneath you, and to the side of you, gives me shortness of breath. When i was a child; I dreamed in black and white. I had a re-occurring nightmare of swimming through the ocean surrounded my grey water and absolute silence; absolute calm, then, I see a wall of black in front of my, a swaying tangle of slippery, wet seaweed. Huge pillars of vegetation so tightly bound it looks almost impenetrable. I am pulled towards it regardless of my movements. Before i know it I am entangled so tightly in this house of black plants I start to get pulled to the bottom, and right as all the light began to fade from view, I would wake up covered in sweat. My photography is a way for me to deal with my fears, to turn something I am afraid of into a thing of beauty. I hope you enjoy.