In December 2008 I moved from the United States to Edinburgh, Scotland. This was the first time I had ever left the USA. This huge geographical move along with the adjustment process to a new culture had a profound effect on me. The photographs I produced during my two-year stay are a reflection of my experiences and psychological reactions to this new environment.
This series is particularly influenced by the sense of time I felt while living in Scotland. Edinburgh is an ancient city; there are buildings standing in the city's center that pre-date the discovery of America. The past weighs very heavily on the present there. As an American living in a place where the past is so tangible, I felt as though my previous sense of time was very limited and naive. While living in Edinburgh I truly understood for the first time the youth of the United States.
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