Published by ARMOUR PRESS (2015)
112 Pages, 31.5 x 25 cm, Paperback, Edition of 300
“I don’t consider myself to be a ‘photographer’. I actually see myself as a storyteller. Whether it’s through words, a ballet, a film or a photograph, the message tends to be the same: one of bliss, transformation, sex and clarity… often at times through a distorted lens. The motley crew of characters, lovers and personal environments in these images, straddle that tantalizing line between innocence, corruption and the unknown. That’s what makes them so special to me. No matter how long I look at them, I know in my heart that the little glimmers of magic, energy or whatever you want to call it, are archived in a vault where I can never lose them.
This book marks the end of one chapter and a doorway into another. As the raw and rapid pace of my young adult life seems to shift into a (fingers crossed) more sustainable pace, before my eyes, the people and places around me are changing. Some keeping up while others are fading into a more and more distant world. To me, these pictures are a diary, a split-second meditation and good old fashioned therapy session, all rolled into one book. Be they hard or tender, emotive or evocative, what I hope people take from my fragmented fairy tale, is a personal reflection on their own stories.”
– Tyler Udall