“Situations” is a new series of work that I began in the spring of 2020. It explores various psychological states of being, using the beach or shoreline as a temporal space where transformation occurs. The figures are situated in natural settings that I photograph in remote, mystically-charged locations in Greece. These settings usually include a shoreline or sea cave, as I see the beach as a liminal site...the transformative space between two temporalities. I focus my camera primarily on my own body and the bodies of others, situating them in locations that abound with psychological and often physical tension, with subjects frequently caught in the middle of ambiguous scenarios or in seemingly emotional states. I use light to convey a sense of duration of time or perhaps timelessness or an in-between space of protracted temporality. In some of the imagery, the time of day is unidentifiable ...fluctuating between sunlight and moonlight ...stars in the sky and sun on the waves. The beach is a mesmeric place. It is a threshold where the intimation of celestial powers is murmured by the vacillation of the tides. The beach is the quintessential liminal zone. It is neither land nor sea, an expanse of precariousness that reverberates with the sound of unpredictable seas, ...placid, serene, and soporific ...or unsettled, chaotic, and disconcerting. It is a margin that unveils a space of intensified sensations that are fleeting, idiosyncratic, and fugitive. It is often a place of naked truth, of judgement, a site of initiation into consciousness. In this series of work, the verge of transition from the sanctuary of land to the vastness of the imposing sea provides a threshold for self-awareness, allowing for an exploration of aloneness, vulnerability, isolation, and remoteness at the same time as a realization of the body’s power and resilience.