Arcanite Pictures


I moved to Western Massachusetts shortly after graduating from college and now live in a village of less than 200 people. Having very little community or knowledge of this new place, my practice was forced to adapt to being in a state of isolation and outsidership while personally having to find comfort in solitude. My body of work Hotchkiss (2022-) uses the natural world as a means of visualizing isolation, transition, and the fears of coming into adulthood. It has been my goal to encapsulate this continuous duality, between my own personal comforts and forms of destabilization within the various landscapes I photograph. Along with the use of the visual codes of myth making, metaphor, atmosphere, and phenomena, the external world begins to represent my internal landscape while challenging the viewer’s perceptions of place, home, and the natural world.

Christian Badach / @c_badach

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