The definition of keepsake is “something kept or given, to be kept as a memento” and more specifically “an object kept for the sake of the giver.” What we chose to do with our memories is one way we define ourselves, what we hold on to and what we let go of. This series and accompanying limited edition artist book, Keepsakes, explores how we preserve memories and how the discoveries we make when exploring the natural world, rekindle the sense of wonder we remember from our childhood.  

The presentation of these moments, whether in print or book form,  preserves them, unique in their detail, universal in their underlying themes.  The photograph itself, the photographic object, is a keepsake of experience, a way of recording discoveries that serves as a reminder of what we have lost and are attempting to preserve.