We Became Everything
“We Became Everything” is an attempt to photograph what a spiritual experience feels like.
Spending time with young people in religious communities and on spiritual retreats, I found that all those photographed shared permutations of one core conviction. This was a belief in the existence of two worlds. Our familiar material world but also a second elusive and mysterious spiritual world.
The idea of photographing a link between these worlds, a nexus where the veil between them is thinnest, became a subject of fascination. Almost imperceptible but to those dedicated to their pursuit, these moments are what we have come to know as religious experiences.
They are fleeting revelations, subtle rifts in reality, and a feeling of connection to the divine. In these instances, the banal gives way to the sublime. They are metaphysical decisive moments.