In Far Far Away, I’m photographing landscapes that transport me away from the hectic demands and limitations of my life as a mother and the world around me. As the mother of small children, I spend much of my life being climbed on, clung to, or covered in a strange sticky substance; occasionally, I stumble, often with my children in tow, onto a vista that seems to exist in a galaxy away from my everyday world, either in location or in time. Far Far Away is different from my other work that focuses on social commentary or editorial narrative: it is dreamy, serene, and idealistic. It is my attempt to capture that one moment of peace I can find in a world gone crazy. It soothes and grounds me.
To emphasize this feeling of otherworldliness, I focus on my use of luminosity, atmospheric conditions, and lens choice with these images. The black and white nature of these images and other editing choices help disconnect these images from the color-filled, ordinary reality of my life. I prefer a frame dimension that emphasizes an elongated horizontal experience for my viewers.