Observance is a series of long exposure, large format, portraits and soundscapes of people from a wide spectrum of spiritual practices. Sitters were photographed for a fifteen second exposure, each looking into the lens in a state of prayer. The soundscape comprises the chants, songs, and whispers of the same sitters.
In this format each image is seen for fifteen seconds, mirroring the initial exposure. Seen as a whole the images compound. The resulting collective sense of humanity’s enduring search for meaning points towards the veneer that is difference.