Tristan Wheelock

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  I took this photo years ago when I was young and green, before I bought a “real” camera, before I had any idea of where all this chasing of light and form could take me.   I was driving across the country, living in a van with a street magician and trying to find my own little piece of the wild blue yonder.   This is the home of  strangers father. The stranger was a tough looking guy I met in a bar in Oakland. I remember  talking about heroin, I remember talking about Bradley Nowell, I remember talking about how difficult it was to find a shower on the road when you lived in a vehicle.   That was the reason I found myself here. In search of cleanliness in a house full of beautiful clutter.   This photo was all instinct. I didn’t take note of it until years later. With a more seasoned eye, with a heavier heart it caught my attention while I was flipping through my archive.   This is how memories look to me. All golden light and old dusty things and warmth. They’re beautiful half truths that I can take apart and live inside of for a few seconds when the “real” world becomes too much.

I took this photo years ago when I was young and green, before I bought a “real” camera, before I had any idea of where all this chasing of light and form could take me. 

I was driving across the country, living in a van with a street magician and trying to find my own little piece of the wild blue yonder. 

This is the home of  strangers father. The stranger was a tough looking guy I met in a bar in Oakland. I remember  talking about heroin, I remember talking about Bradley Nowell, I remember talking about how difficult it was to find a shower on the road when you lived in a vehicle. 

That was the reason I found myself here. In search of cleanliness in a house full of beautiful clutter. 

This photo was all instinct. I didn’t take note of it until years later. With a more seasoned eye, with a heavier heart it caught my attention while I was flipping through my archive. 

This is how memories look to me. All golden light and old dusty things and warmth. They’re beautiful half truths that I can take apart and live inside of for a few seconds when the “real” world becomes too much.