Taking a vacation, 2010

a series of 6 (16x20) digital prints.

i found myself in the nevada desert with a tour bus of people from around the world, all holding cameras and all taking the same photos. as a self-proclaimed photographic artist, it was confusing to be amongst people taking the same photos as me. i thought about how photos connect us to vacation and travel, and allow us some sense of proof that it happened. and so i found myself taking photos of my lovely mother, who had a great time taking photos along with me.

“Essentially the camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own.”
— Susan Sontag