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