Beeber GaryCenterville, OH
Images & Project Statement
When I grew up in Middle America life was good, but over time the big factories shut down and those jobs were gone forever. What was once a thriving community is now filled with abandoned places and broken dreams, my hometown has become the opioid capitol of America. When I returned many years later it was very different, yet familiar.
The “Passages” series is about the passage of time, what things were and what they are now. The subjects of this series are essentially found objects, each one a discovery for me.
I have often reflected on the brevity of life, perhaps my photographs are a series of self-portraits by proxy as I contemplate my own demise and life cycle.