For my full life, I have known this man, my father. He was the first person to meet me in this world, the person who gave me a life to explore art and the person with the highest expectations. My father is a man of little words, a man that understands machines and is a hard worker who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. He has been hard to live with, hard to get to know, but a person who cares.
In Black Thumb, I sought to connect with my father through photography. In documenting his daily life, I sought to develop compassion for his experience while cultivating a better relationship with him within a creative act. Through creating with and about him, it has made me consider my own processes of self-discovery while discovering more about my father as a person.