This small town symbolized the archetype of pastoral American life. Yet this idyllic place was also held hostage by a dark past, manifesting in the racial tensions that scar much of American history.
Rebecca Cairns is a fine art photographer based out of Toronto, Canada. Originally initiating itself as a body of self-portraits, over time, my body of work has expanded into the exploration of inanimate objects and other people. I have found that within these exteriors lies a concise definition of how I see myself and all that surrounds me. My images are reminiscent of a dream – unclear, distorted and fictional. They are meant to portray the fact that throughout our everyday life we are only passing figures through an infinite amount of space and time – impermanent and always fleeing.