• the selected collection of images serve as a reflection of the final three days spent with my aunt. referring to the roots of my own photographic development, the process behind this body of work was largely informed and executed through a snapshot philosophy and aesthetic. this intuitive and straight form of photography was employed to facilitate a practice that was void of the pattern of disconnect i'd found prevalent in years of recent work. moreover, this shift marked a return to a state of intimacy and candidness that had nourished my love for photography as a young artist. it was through this rediscovery of an equally deliberate but far less cynical perspective that i attempted to interpret, mourn and celebrate the narrative woven by a woman who i have always held in the highest regard.
kelly jo has been imagined and considered in a printed format since its creation. as such, the negative space present between each set of paired images is intended to provide a breath between shots, echoing the turning of a page.