Borderlands in Black and White

Along the U.S. border guns are more conspicuous and the wall is festooned with barbed wire making it look like a prison. Meanwhile the border fence of Mexico is adorned with art, crosses and memorials for those lost.  There is an almost desperate need for tourism and help.

I photograph in black and white using film. Certain imagery lends itself to black and white and while there are vibrant colors and emotions throughout the borderlands there is also a timelessness that speaks to history repeating itself.  Photographing in film allows me to be more present and paradoxically pre-visualize what may come with a mindset of how it will be viewed in future times.