Embrace is an inquiry into the emotional currents in our intimate relationships - the continuing dialectic of connection and separateness in its many variations that we all experience. It is also a collaboration between myself, Blueriverdream, and her partner C. Together, we explored how to represent photographically the range of experiences that inhabit intimacy. This is not documentary work. The images are not intended to represent this couple's relationship, although there cannot help but be echoes of something outside the frame.They are intended to ask each of us to reflect on what we see and feel in our own lives as we look at them.
Borges writes, "Whoever embraces a woman is Adam. The woman is Eve. Everything happens for the first time." Each time we embrace, it is a new moment, and also deeply familiar. Later in his poem Borges continues, "Everything happens for the first time, but in a way that is eternal."