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  • Lateral Drift

    "At first the truths Phaedrus began to pursue were lateral truths; no longer the frontal truths of science, those toward which the discipline pointed, but the kind of truth you see laterally, out of the corner of your eye...[It is] a growth of knowledge that doesn't move forward like an arrow in flight, but expands sideways, like an arrow enlarging in flight; or like the archer, discovering that although he has hit the bull's-eye and won the prize, his head is on the pillow and sun is coming in the window."

    -Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence

    The photos in this collection were taken at a point in my life in which I was laterally drifting, lost between disciplines and searching for truth while abandoning the methods and systems I had previously established to find it.  I was purely wandering without direction yet still on a mission to discover meaning.  By searching for it within the moments in the subjects' lives, the photos weave together a feeling of humanity encountered on the journey set against a backdrop of the subjects’ day to day.

    (December, 2011)