I never believed photography was a time machine. The language we use to describe photography has always possessed the most inspiring fallacies to me; that a picture is worth a thousand words, or that like a Proustian Madeleine it will transport you back to the moment it was taken. I never believed photography was a time machine.
My pictures instead explore the ways in which the events of our lives become the stories we tell. Photography’s subjectivism is it’s greatest strength. With each project I seek to explore a new boundary of photography, exploring the medium’s relationships with literature, history, and phenomenology.
Lately I have been thinking about the weather.
-Stephan Jahanshahi, 2018