Ethan Aaro Jones, Last Summer
These are photographs of summer. In particular, I’m exploring how summer is a cultural creation based on dreams and idyllic memories that often have underlying imperfections. The pleasures of summer are now reconciled with sun over-exposure, erosion, bygone eras, and the impending winter. As time goes by and seasons change, anticipated celebration becomes melancholy, for summer is never as good as it used to be. The American Summer is still the reward earned for living the American Dream, but it is also an elaborate fiction.
*This is a work in progress*