Journal XIX

My work is not about reality as perceived, but the reality that we invent for ourselves. It is about the way a memory will slowly degrade over time with each recollection.
I document myself, my experience, and my surroundings and relish in the inherent lies that photography tells us. Focusing on solitude, quietude, and inner reflection, my work is an ongoing journal of an ambiguous narrative laid out for the viewer to which they bring their own experiences.
It is a personal journey that is familiar and tangible when stumbling upon it from the outside. Familiar yet new, the viewer brings their own stories and meets me at the surface of the image to create a whole new narrative. Like a found journal filled with its latent truths, I embrace this ambiguity that photography provides.

Jesse Taylor Koechling


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