Ann Mitchell Photographs


Razor's Edge

American Triptych

Multiple Viewings

Val Verde


Revisiting Project

Family Stories






Meditative Spaces Found While Traversing The Razor's Edge
This body of work is dedicated to exploring the essential characteristics of change. I wanted to make images about the real challenges we face in everyday life. Each morning we wake up and think of our world as a known quantity. We build a vision in our mind of what our life is, and will be, but the truth is life is more about change, and finding peace within that reality is what this series of constructed images seeks to explore. At the core of each image is also an exploration of the strong push-pull of longing: whether it's the longing to find a safe place, or even to feel that we are grounded in some manner.

While my first inspirations were based on my own experiences, I've worked to go beyond my specifics through the use of archetypal elements such as structure, water, nature and the occasional living character. Each image exists as a dialog between the natural and the man-made. Inspired by a love of surrealist painters, such as Magritte, these images often come to me through meditation, dreams, memories and intuitive explorations. My titles are there as guides, rather than explanation, to keep the possibilities open for the viewer.