A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY DOCUMENTING
THE CONTINUAL CYCLE OF LIFE COMING FORTH FROM MY KITCHEN
Love Compost is a collection of photographs, the subject of which many people would consider garbage. The images are mostly (but not exclusively) of food waste from my kitchen. All of the once-living subject matter that I photograph makes its way to my backyard composter. There it is allowed to decompose naturally. What began as a momentary pause at the window above my kitchen sink…an observation… became a meaningful photographic meditation, a practice, a necessary ritual, and a path. These photographs were first presented at Uncommon Grounds in Saratoga Springs, NY, in conjunction with International Compost Awareness Week, in May 2019, with a donation made to Sustainable Saratoga.
As the momentum of Love Compost grows, I continue to photograph my own compost, and now beyond! To celebrate businesses that compost, I am creating Compositions that reflect what they do, featuring their individual personalities, with their own compost. Yes!…and I know that it’s difficult to imagine, and I just can’t wait to share them! If you have a business, and you compost, and are interested in this photographic project, please contact me.
If we resist less
The natural order of things
The cycle of life on Earth
The ancient knowledge of roots and leaves
Will accept our folly
Cleanse, renew and return
As if by magic
– Joel Moss