The Uncle William series is based on black and white photos taken by my father of my Uncle Willy in the rural 1970’s Texas countryside. My uncle has Down Syndrome, and happens to be the most cheerful and content person I know. However, he can appear radically different and almost frightening to outsiders, especially when dressed in his cowboy attire. This series uses contrasting light and dark to examine these polar opposites.
Obfuscating shadows and defining lights confuse and clarify the subject, casting doubt on first impressions.