“When You Get Back” – color photos by Aaron Canipe


“When You Get Back”

Aaron Canipe’s terrific series of color photos caught my eye recently.

Here’s Aaron’s statement about the photos:

In a span of four years when I didn’t call this part of North Carolina my home, elements from my childhood and hometown were reshaped. I felt the physical distance when I moved to Washington, DC. “When You Get Back” serves as a photographic investigation with new eyes about where I’m from and what makes up this community in Catawba County. I’m beginning to reacquaint myself with my roots: going from Walker Percy’s idea of, “a Southerner in the North who wears the badge of his origin in a faint burlesque of itself” to a Southerner in the South, “a skillful player of an old play who knows his cues.”

A very brief bio from Aaron’s website:
b. 1990, Hickory, North Carolina. A recent graduate from the Corcoran College of Art + Design with a BFA in fine art photography. Currently enrolled in Duke University’s MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts program.

The facts:
You can see more of Aaron’s work here.