FloodZone is my ongoing photographic project reflecting on the problem of rising sea levels in the US. The project began in 2016, when I moved to Miami. It was the hottest summer on record. Focusing first on the American South and increasingly on the East Coast my goal is to go beyond the familiar types of images produced in the aftermath of hurricanes and massive flooding. Mixing modes of representation that range from lyrical documentary to metaphoric, allegorical, and staged photographs—FloodZone aims to manifest the precarious psychological state of lives that teeter between paradise and catastrophe.