The Minnow

images taken on August 31st 2017 at Nauset Beach, Cape Cod between 11:18 am and 1:33 pm

The last image I took that day was of a dead minnow that had washed ashore in the surf. I remember I almost didn't notice it, as I had been mesmerized by the growing swell for the past couple of hours. 

A year later, sorting through an old hard drive, I almost didn't notice it again but something about the minnow held my attention. As I began to look closer at the rest of the images from that day, the minnow became an important theme. A theme of fragility, existence, randomness, life, death, and time. Looking through these lenses, the photos from a typically cliche summer beach day began to stand out to me. I think in a way, we are the minnow - small and perhaps unnoticeable in the grand sweep of time.


exhibit coming soon