As humans, I believe that we relate ourselves to the people and spaces that surround us; we incorporate their histories, continually comparing our past to the present in hopes of feeling more secure in our new place in life. This becomes more complicated when life takes you to places that will only exist as temporary homes. ISO examines the idea of place insecurity and geographical instability.
Using the landscape as a stage on which to act out these feelings of insecurity, this series explores the tense feeling of uncertainty while searching for something to hold on to - a place of security and permanence in which to take root. Photos that comprise this body of work depict the movement experienced while searching through a landscape and are composited with images that concentrate on a solid feature within the space. The moments of stability provided by these static images provide a brief moment of security, reassurance, control, and order in the face of uncertainty and chaos.
- Allen Morris
Allen Morris is a photographer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his M.F.A. in Studio Art in 2015 from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, B.F.A. in Applied Visual Arts in 2005 from Oregon State University and an Associate Degree from Eastern Oregon University in 2002. He makes photographs that focus on the relationship between humans and their environments with a particular interest on the influence of place on identity. His work has been exhibited in galleries in the United States and internationally. He is an active member of the Postcard Collective and the Society for Photographic Education.