The first in a series of "Empirical Evidence" books, The Presence of Absence features my work as a photographer of the rural South. The book's forward best explains the overall concept of this first volume.
Looking is benign. Seeing has teeth and comes with consequences.
I see it, I own it. Sometimes it owns me.
Photographs are proof — empirical evidence of what is, and what is not. Through the camera, I see absence in the presence of remains.
The 160-page book is available for purchase. Please contact me here for more information.
The gallery below features a small handful of the roughly 75 photos included in the book.
See a few pages in the gallery below from the ideation and design process of the book.