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Flash Fictions

This series serves as a prelude to a much larger set of photos exploring the tension between fiction and reality. But doing so with photos—which generally are used to showcase and evoke the real—creates a unique set of questions and challenges. The series lends itself to wondering: what does it mean to create fiction in photography?

Because for some reason, making fiction through photos made more sense to me than with words or drawing. I think it is because blurring the line between fiction and reality in photos simultaneously began answering and asking questions I have been thinking about for some time: Are we building fictions from reality? Or realities from fiction?

Nevertheless, as you look through, consider the advice a mentor occasionally tells me. “Don’t let facts get in the way of a good story.”

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