In My Father’s House
This is not your father and this is not your house.
When you look at the faces in these images,
know that I was looking at them too.
I do not know what they were thinking,
and I never asked. It is not for me to know.
These photographs are meant to convey the challenges of intimacy and a desire to truly know someone close to you. It is important that a viewer consider my relation to the subject when looking at the photographs. These works are not intended for a viewer to substitute themselves as the related. In this manner, I hope that the viewer will instead experience that space in between myself and the subject which, I believe, is where the richness of the image exists.
Gene Ellenberg is an Undergraduate student at Clemson University. geneellenberg.com