All photos (c) Matt Graves, republished with permission
My original intention was to break the image down to its basic component of light and dark tones.
I wanted to see what forms could be formed from no distinguishable form. Abstraction heaped upon abstraction.
The idea being that through simplicity, ambiguity, and abstraction there was a feeling to be reached.
If you can transcend the obvious and the mundane, hopefully you can touch upon a common truth of the human experience.
The desire is that some part of this is communicated to the viewer and affects them like music affects the listener, like words affect the reader.
That is the beauty you always hope to achieve.