Artist Statement: I have an addiction to photographing the abandoned building I find all around this beautiful island of Terceira. I’m completely drawn to them, despite the insects, mold, and scratchy plant life that inevitably await me within and around these structures.
Forgotten books, papers and monochrome family photos littering shelves, reminds me other humans once lived here. Those people had their own passions, struggles and memories. In reality, I don’t think any of these places are haunted.
However, the concept of these places having been deeply personal spaces, now quietly deserted causes me to contemplate the unique histories of these rooms. This contemplation combined with the appealing aesthetic of antique photos and early photographic attempts to provide evidence of ghosts is the inspiration for my most recent Haunted series of digital photo manipulations.