Flower Mound by Kristen Bartley

Issue 116

Flower Mound borrows its title from the suburban Texas town where I grew up and frequently returned to as an adult while both of my parents were succumbing to separate battles with cancer.  Throughout these years I was enveloped in a thick cloud of nostalgia.  The light was swiftly fading from the people and the place I considered my first home.  I photographed heavily during this time as an attempt to save everything I would soon lose forever.  The resulting images capture those fleeting moments of intimacy, joy and grief.  Woven together they serve as a lyrical reflection on love, loss and the ephemeral nature of life.

Kristen Bartley lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  
To view more of Kristen’s work, please visit her website.

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