There is a secret bond between slowness and memory, between speed and forgetting ...
The degree of slowness is directly proportional to the intensity of memory;
the degree of speed is directly proportional to the intensity of forgetting ... 

Why has the pleasure of slowness disappeared?

— Milan Kundera, Slowness (1995)

(the nature of a photograph is not to represent but to memorialize)...

― Roland Barthes (1977)
Slowness is a series of photographs taken between 2017 and 2022. Photography often serves me as a grounding and guiding practice. It directs my gaze to what is and has me scavenge for intricacies within a given moment, allowing me to memorialize details that would otherwise go unnoticed, forgotten, dismissed by a mind conditioned to favour compressed and speedy exchange of information. These photographs are records of my indulgence in slowness and the beautiful complexity of forms interacting with time, space, and light.


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