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Erasures

Taken from trains, these photographs capture glimpses of the urban landscape streaming past: a patch of building, some shrubbery, the arch of a bridge.

In a way, the train’s speed can be thought of as erasing the scenery, smudging its tones, smearing together the land and sky.

Sometimes the sky's brightness overwhelms. Or striated railing obliterates the view. It's as if the solidity of things comes into question, as if the landscape might, at any moment, vanish completely.

"Erasures" is less about what’s out there than what flies past the corner of the eye.

 

Pigment prints, 24" x 36"