Photographs

The Bigfoot project documents the puzzling intersection of myth and memory in the ‘sightings’ of a folkloric creature. By tracking each report of this particularly American phenomenon (using Google Maps, on-line databases, forums, and websites of individual accounts and experiences), I identify locations in an evolving and eccentric map. With this data mined from the internet, I travel to the site and photograph the landscape where the sighting occurred.

Mirrored with the skeptical and mysterious nature of Bigfoot, the project considers the role and power that the internet has with the distribution of information, reliability, and anonymity.

Ultimately, the project accepts all reported sightings as accurate and attempts to record the intersections between fact and fiction, belief and truth, evidence and fantasy, banality and absurdity.  It also reflects on the ability of the photograph to stand as a reliable witness to dubious facts.