Waiting for Rapture by Daniel W. Coburn

Issue 63

Quiet suffering occurs within a family unit living under the auspices of the ideal American Dream. A psychologically violent relationship with loved ones, and an immersive cult-like experience with an evangelical Christian church contributed to my loss of spiritual and domestic faith. 

These issues take center-stage in a story that emerges from the walls of a single-family sanctuary and unfolds onto a Midwest landscape. In my story, these characters exist at the intersection of domestic duress and spirituality.

I photograph my family in parables of love, reverie, respect and quiet tragedy. These images are a tangible manifestation of fantasy, memories and experiences acquired during my journey to adulthood, and function as a supplement to the family album assembled by my parents. 

Daniel W. Coburn lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas.
To view more of Daniel's work, please visit his website.

Daniel Coburn's book, The Hereditary Estate, will be published by Kehrer-Verlag in Spring of 2015.  He is offering a limited edition Collectors Edition Portfolio to celebrate this achievement.  Visit his website for more details.

You can purchase Fare for the Ferryman from Fraction Editions

Lover's Embrace

Lover's Embrace

Year of the Cicada

Year of the Cicada

Armada

Armada

Asphyxiation

Asphyxiation

Chastity

Chastity

Figuration

Figuration

Ascent

Ascent

The Matriarch

The Matriarch

Panoptic Stain

Panoptic Stain

Suspension

Suspension

Judgment Vail

Judgment Vail

Revival

Revival

Fare for the Ferryman  ( click to buy image )

Fare for the Ferryman (click to buy image)

Elysium

Elysium

Communion

Communion

Interment

Interment

The Empath

The Empath

Resurrection

Resurrection

Kanza Giza

Kanza Giza

Taker of the Tolls

Taker of the Tolls