Garbage Grove

From 2007 to 2009, I set out to document an intimate portrait of my hometown in the series Garbage Grove, where the motif of cloudless blue skies and California palm trees ironically clashed with scenes of melancholy dilapidation and disturbed symmetry below. I captured these images using a point-and-shoot 35mm Olympus XA. The deep-focus snapshot aesthetic reinforces the images as nostalgic artifacts and attempts to reconstruct memories of fictionalized childhood landscapes.