Love We Leave Behind Published by Fraction Editions, Anticipated January/February 2018 AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW in both trade edition and limited collector's edition box set. Hardcover, 10 in. x 13 in. 96 pages 56 color plates Edition of 500 In my early 20s, I had a several year long relationship with someone I loved very dearly, but who was haunted by depression. As time wore on, it was more apparent by the day that we were spiraling out of control and in way over our heads. Fueled by our stubbornness for love and our co-dependence, neither of us were fully able to see that fact despite her increased drinking, anonymous and intense sexual encounters, too many 3am tears, and a suicide attempt. 10 years older now, I’m amazed and grateful that we both made it out of the journey of leaving each other behind intact. “Love We Leave Behind” is inspired, in part, by that experience. It is one part fiction and one part “emotional documentary.” At it's core, the series explores the journey we undertake while trying to break away from a sickly love which might be as damaging for us as it is intoxicating. Born of memory, the photographs aim away from literal specificity and towards ambiguity and fuzziness, both in their individual subject matter as well as their sequencing. In my mind, when I look back to that period, several recurring images stand out lyrically in my mind: countless late night drives to nowhere, one too many run down motel rooms, occasional moments of brightness and hope—all offset by a darkness and the sense that we were never quite predictably the same person from one moment to the next. Consisting of two intertwined threads—landscapes and portraits—Love We Leave Behind merges two distinct image making processes aiming to render a cinematic and lyrical—but never reliably factual—sense of searching, discovery and loss inherent to finding the strength to break away. Love We Leave Behind was a top finalist for the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography.