PANIC AT THE PANDEMIC
INFRA x Utah
In the land of tee-totalers, sugar is king - within the city of salt lies confectionary concoctions made by judicious soda jerks, the sweetest treats on the hallowed grounds at the intersection of teenagerdom and nostalgia. Flash-forward through a Cold War more frigid than the local ice cream sundae and wars in the East hotter than the fudge poured from agèd jars to find a world at stand-still. Life in the time of corona is a brain-freeze, a cotton candy stickiness melding restless inactivity with a longing for the hidden comfort of the roving crowds in the streets. Familiar places have grown empty and familiar faces have long gone unseen by friendly eyes. All those memories of long summer days and sweet late-night treats have faded into an endless dusk of constant worry and unrest. Our local communities are dead, long live our local communities.
INFRA x moments
“Take a trip ‘neath the waves, an inverted rapture to the depths of paradise where darkness and dapples sunlight dance, filtered by hungry waves and the desperate dreams of drowned sailors.deeper still, past the great trenches cut with old knowledge and shadow’d mystery, paradise awaits."
THE FRONT PORCH PROJECT
In the mid-1930s, Dorothea Lange traveled across the midwestern United States, documenting the plight of those she met for the Resettlement Administration. She took photographs of hundreds of families, ensuring that the legacy of their respective lives would persist long past the suffering that they endured.
Today, the world is confronted by a challenge to humanity itself. Ancient Romans believed that terrible times created great people, who would in turn create great times; we are in the middle of an era of divisiveness which will undoubtedly make us stronger, as long as we keep moving forward.
As a photographer, it is my duty to document all of the seasons of our lives, be they summer or winter, good or bad. I would like to take photos of you and your families from your porches in order to show who we are - as human beings, family members, and citizens of united communities - during a daunting yet vital time in history.