(Un)known Territory

As humans grown up on Earth, many of us are born under the knowledge that we know more about this land than what we don't know. While we have made incredible discoveries, I think there is much more beyond our scope than we can imagine. Beyond the scientific facts that prove our vast findings on this earth, what do we know of the surroundings we are in right this very moment? The lamp, chair, desk, window and the landscape beyond the glass pane, the lightbulb and the clock hanging on the wall; we instinctively believe we understand these items simply because we are constantly bombarded with their presence. When we think about it, most of us would not know off-hand how to make many of the objects we say we 'know'.

This is an idea that I have been exploring through photographing with my phone. By stripping away the camera settings, it is directly up to my vision of how the simple finding on the side of the road will turn out. I have been experimenting my perception by teaching myself to look at the world with a new lens by seeing the once common as if it is a new object I had never laid eyes on before. This allows me to view the common items of everyday and capture them in a way that promotes positive change through my perception that shapes the entirety of my human scope.

I will more than likely be showing a few images on the subsequent number of blog posts that pertain to this project. 

Hot Tub

Hot Tub

Butter

Butter