I Am Not Where I Am Now focuses on iconic details meant to evoke visual memory and a sense of place. The photographs explore the nature of subjects both mundane and dynamic, and search out commonalities in places with differing visual influences once taken for granted. Distance and time change perception of place, and the photographs can often evoke feelings of isolation, disconnection or loss.
For this work, I used a Polaroid i-Zone camera and film to create source images, which allows me to focus on a memorable element in the landscape. The Polaroid film had a quality that enhances the transitory feelings of memory, and I then used a computer to alter size and color to optimize the image. The final prints are made with Epson archival paper and inks. The i-Zone camera and film are no longer being produced.
I Am Not Where I Am Now was originally exhibited at the Almanac Gallery of Photography in Hoboken, NJ in 2004, and in 2013, a portfolio of images was published on the website ToyCamera.es from Spain.