Titled “Time Machine,” this series looks at modern trains as technology rooted in the past that shortened distance by transforming the landscape and altering time.
I have ancestors on both sides of my family who worked for the railroad at the height of the industrial age in America. Subsequently, I grew up photographing trains with my dad and brother as a hobby, bonding together through the experiences we shared along the way. During the pandemic, I began to reflect on my heritage, wondering where the time went and realizing how much my life has been shaped by the intersection of the railroad, photography and family. To honor that legacy, I began exploring ways to capture measured time in a single photograph using trains as the conduit that connects past and present.