The forty-four images I had on display for my Everyday Mayhem exhibition at the Kruk Gallery in Superior, Wisconsin, during the winter of 2019-2020.
Prints from this exhibition are available on the Everyday Mayhem page on my shopping site.
Everyday Mayhem, as its most fundamental, could be described as a series of snapshots. The selected images were never really intended to work together as a cohesive theme. And most exist merely out of me carrying some new camera or lens with me during my day-to-day to learn if I like it before committing to work with it on some thematic project. This day to day photography also serves as a method to explore various subjects and ideas to see if any themes start to bubble to the top as something that should the target of a project.
For a long time, I've struggled with what to do with many of these photographs. In a short timeframe of such photos, the randomness of various subjects paired together often come off as odd or incoherent. But I think as the timeline increases for the age of the photographs, the pairing images in a body of work starts to paint a broader, more interesting and encompassing vision.
This is something I learned after discovering the life works of the French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue. Lartigue just photographed his life and wasn't discovered until he was in his sixties. At this point, he had such an impressive body of day to day photographs that they guys worked when displayed together.
This mentality is kind of how I look at this body of work. A retrospective of ideas during the past decade of my life. Some of which have found homes in other projects, and some of which have been in the dark since the day I made the exposure.