I believe that objects or moments can stick out to a viewer as they are simply walking by, or when they are purposefully looking. I relate this back to the idea of evidence and how a detective examines a scene until they locate an object of interest. What they find may or may not be directly related to the crime, but simply by being in spatial-context with the crime raises the objects meaning to another level.
The images I take align with the concept of evidence. Instead of capturing subjects at actual crime scenes, the subjects of my photographs are mundane artifacts found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Be it trash, a patch of flowers, or feathers on the ground, each of these objects has a story behind them. Together, they can create a new narrative.
By classifying the subjects of these photographs as ‘evidence,’ their meanings automatically change. Likewise, by occupying these spaces, the meaning and feeling of the spaces change as well. The subject and landscape develop a reciprocal relationship; each playing off the connotations of the word ‘evidence.’ The photographs ask the viewer to contemplate what the subject’s original context is and why it exists in the location in which it was photographed. It is up to the viewer “detective” to decipher their meaning.