There are some things that we wish we could say to someone, but stay trapped in our heads. Words in the snow melt and are covered up. No one gets to read them. Each of these phrases used to be trapped in someone’s head. What are you unable to say?
In the winter of 2010, I found an unsent love letter in my friend’s desk drawer. Something struck me about its unexpressed emotions — passionate words put to paper that would never be read by their intended recipient. Roughly a week later, I encountered cursive letters written on a snowy ledge in Chicago. From those two discoveries came Snow Writing, a project where I solicited passionate, unspoken phrases from friends and wrote them into the snow. Thus, their words would never be read, just as they’d never been spoken. The friends never informed me who their phrases were intended to. Each photograph is titled after the person who had wished to say it to someone.