Mendocino High

2018

One of my great inspirations, Taryn Simon, revealed to me that fact is, indeed, greater than fiction. Her collections of photography document unlikely objects; American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar offers visual cues into the secrets of the United States. It is a volume of mystery and intrigue, of access and beauty. In her volumes, Simon offers a robust, fleshed out recollection.

In the hopes of weaving fact and fiction together, this zine combines found objects from Mendocino and Fort Bragg thrift stores with analog photos I took during our trip there in July, 2018. Aren’t pages from the magazines we read as enlightening as actual photographs of us? Sometimes I can’t capture an experience as fully as I need to. Not sure if this is art or a disorder.

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