Unto Itself

I attempt to photograph things on their own rather than in a contextual relationship with their surrounding. The objects may seem lonely but that's only because in life we are accustomed to seeing them with other things. And the loneliness is ours, not theirs.

To photograph a thing-in-itself (a Kantian term) is impossible. I just wonder how close I will get to doing that, if ever. During my assignment, shifts might become perceptible: shifts from me being a self-conscious looker to someone less so -- until there is no looker and therefore no object, only the thing-in-itself. But I don't think it ever achievable. So the pictures might be mere records of an attempt towards the disappearance of the looker - an unrealizable task.