Lakes is a series of photographs that instigates the notion of subject. Working within the genres of landscape, still-life and abstraction, the photographs in Lakes shirk their indexical responsibilities in favor of an impulse more akin to montage. Whereas the photographic frame has traditionally been utilized to point to a thing in the world (or to describe Barthes’ "that has been"), this project divorces the elements of that reciprocal relationship. Exploiting scenes and moments that range from the quotidian to the ethereal, the photographs negate representation. In a collision between water, light, dust, ghosts and geography, a space avails itself wherein non-narrative imaginaries can manifest. One part fieldwork, one part gesture, Lakes is a project conceived in a fictional place found somewhere between the archaeologist's excavation site and the painter's studio.