Our current climate of unrest due to the pandemic has left many feeling isolated and alone. With this series, I wanted to create juxtapositions that would remind humanity that just as night falls, so does the next day come. I hope to remind those who need it most that although they may feel stuck in a building, aching for the day to be over, it’s more than just one day that makes up their entire life. Take it one hour at a time and one will soon come to realize emotions ebb and flow.
I created these photographs out of my fascination with how temperature affects instant film. I noticed when I first shot my Polaroids in Joshua Tree, that they were warm. For this series, I found that my night shots in Hollywood were usually cooler and I began to experiment with the film. I began taking Polaroids of buildings around my office during my lunch breaks and would return to those same buildings at night with my tripod to capture the same shot — later cutting the polaroids and aligning them with staples.
What I express in the photographs is my fascination with architecture, what lives inside it, how we communicate within a building and beyond its structural inadequacies, as well as how capitalism has lead to the construction of monuments that serve as homes for humans from 9-5.
The first Polaroid in this series is published in a book titled "People Are Starting to Notice," which is to be sold permanently at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's (LACMA) bookstore (starting late 2022).