Artists Dylan Hausthor and Paul Guilmoth started ‘Sleep Creek’ in 2016, when they lived together on Peaks Island off the coast of Maine, a place accessible only by boat. The island’s boundary was their perimeter to make photographs. The project began as a documentary of a piece of land and the stories of its inhabitants, but expanded to include autobiographical elements. It portrays a landscape filled with trauma and beauty, a place where animals are only seen when hunted and humans balance between an unapologetic existence and deep secrecy. The haunting images are at once documentary and fictional, weaving myth and symbol and in order to confront us with the experiential.
17 x 22 cm