These photographs are inspired by concepts of wayfinding, misinterpretation, and preconceptions conjured by the numerous failed searches for the purported Northwest Passage. The end goals of these misguided quests required visual proof; discovery and the confirmation of beliefs are highly biased towards sight and observation. I am interested in how photography can parallel the dubious notion that confirmation is related to seeing since the medium is a conveyor of both truth and fiction as it simultaneously depicts and distorts what is in front of the lens. My work uses photography as a sly manipulator to examine the landscape and contemplate the intertwined ideas of deception and truth—ideas that I believe continue in a heightened sense today.
2017 – ongoing