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Inspired by 20th century occult photography, I am exploring the paranormal and fear of the unknown through a collection of Polaroid photographs and found objects. Photography has a tendency to stretch the truth. Photographers are able to edit in things that aren’t actually there either digitally or in the darkroom. Polaroids are used for this series because they are instant and unedited, allowing the film to capture spirits in that moment.
Some of the Polaroids have changed colors where paranormal spirits are present, and some spirits have caused them to burst into flames. These photographs depict mundane places and people because paranormal spirits are all around us. Paranormal spirits used the found objects to communicate with the living. The picture frames shown in this series were knocked off the wall several times by an “unexplained spirit” and it also levitated the figurine and threw the stuffed animal across the room.
There are often skeptics about spirits and the paranormal. What these skeptics don’t understand is that the paranormal is something that is very real. Just because you can’t see it sometimes, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. However, there is clear evidence of spirits provided in this series. Each photograph and object are completely untouched. What you are seeing is completely real.

Spirits in the Laundry Room
Fuji Instax Mini Film, Unique
2x3
2015
Spirits in the Kitchen
Fuji Instax Mini Film, Unique
2x3
2015
Unfinished
Fuji Instax Mini Film, Unique
2x3
2015
Unidentifiable
Fuji Instax Mini Film, Unique
2x3
2015
Spirits In Eye
Fuji Instax Mini Film, Unique
2x3
2015
Energy Taking Over
Fuji Instax Mini Film, Unique
2x3
2015
Declan In The Living Room
Fuji Instax Mini Film, Unique
2x3
2015
Unexplained Marks
Fuji Instax Mini Film, Unique
2x3
2015
Car Seat
Fuji Instax Mini Film, Unique
2x3
2015
Always Watching and Listening
Fuji Instax Mini Film, Unique
2x3
2015
Come Sit With Us
Fuji Instax Mini Film, Unique
2x3
2015
Burst of Energy
Fuji Instax Mini Film, Unique
2x3
2015
Mirrored
Fuji Instax Mini Film, Unique
2x3
2015
Burnt Flame
Fuji Instax Mini Film, Unique
2x3
2015
Intense Energy
Fuji Instax Mini Film, Unique
2x3
2015