"What We're Missing" is a series of photographs that explores the idea of perception. There's often a fine line between perception and reality, as the brain works in a vicious cycle where past experiences influence the present, and present experiences change the significance of the past. This work illustrates the enigma of the mind, vacillating between the boundaries of the eye and mind as they work to interpret life.
In today's world, now more than ever, we try to preserve memories by photographing them. A memory cannot be captured in a single photograph, however, as neither memory nor life is constant. Each passing experience alters the manner in which a memory is recalled, just as the subject of that memory will have continued to progress through life. Through the manipulation and enhancement of this series of photographs, the viewer can begin to visually analyze and understand the transience of life. The series takes on an almost film-like quality, as its eerie presence challenges the viewer to insert their own meaning into the work.