LOST Boston by Michael Cardinali
It took me nearly two years after moving to Boston to begin to meaningfully photograph its landscape. I was initially frustrated by the city’s bewildering layout and traffic patterns, but its contours and history have slowly revealed the way architecture, meandering parklands and waterways define and are shaped by the city and its inhabitants.
Boston is where my wife and I married and started a family. These photographs map the terrain of slowly learning a new place through inhabiting it. In this, there has been plenty of feeling our way in the dark. I hope to suggest the blurred boundary between the exterior world and interior experience by weaving together my domestic space with the landscape.
I’ve often found myself lost, driving on some one-way street or walking an unknown path. I wish I could say I did it intentionally, for the sake of adventure and discovery, but in truth I have a terrible innate sense of direction. The forays have, however, prompted repetition and revisitation. Some familiarity has begun to emerge, forming neural pathways that give shape to this place, embedding these labyrinths in my consciousness.
Michael Cardinali lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.
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