Island of Wild Horses

These photos were taken during the summer of 2010 at Cumberland Island, Georgia. It is a large barrier island housing pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes whispering stories of a forgotten past. In an attempt to explore the feelings of loss surrounding my father’s death, I photographed this series of portraits of myself and my partner vulnerably navigating the ruins and maritime forest. Eagles are a reoccurring symbol in my work that reference the relationships we create between those things we revere and ourselves, as a father and his son/a country and its people.