Nachtwerk, 2018-ongoing

Photographed in the months immediately following my father’s death, Nachtwerk is an exploration into internal spaces of longing and loss. Shot primarily at night as a result of persistent insomnia, the images frequently employ mirrors and lenses as motifs that explore the camera’s value as a tool through which we might gaze more deeply inward. Nachtwerk means “nightwork” in Dutch but also references the pioneering electronic music group Kraftwerk, who were known—especially in regards to photo shoots—to be extremely reclusive. Similarly, the photographs in Nachtwerk embody a refusal to engage directly with the camera. These photographs employ indirect angles, both literally and metaphorically, as I attempt to capture invisible and intangible expanses that so often feel impossible to photograph.