The Coasts of Nostalgia
The word “nostalgia”, when broken down to its Greek elements roughly translates to “coming home” (nostos) “sickness” or “pain” (algia). This is a photograph taken from my last trip to Savannah, where I grew up. More specifically, Tybee Island where I remember my parents sometimes taking me as a child.
My intent was to alter it in a fashion where it’s a little hazy, a little grainy, a little surreal. Imperfect… like a memory. But I also wanted to convey the effect the movement of time has on memory - a darkening from the ocean representative of time seemed to play well off of the birds’ flight, serving as an apt metaphor for a fleeting memory and perhaps our time on earth itself.
Hopefully this puts the photograph in a clearer context.
Tybee Island, Savannah, GA