The proceeding photographs are a documentation of myself tailgating with strangers at a New England Patriots game. It is about forming a connection with a group of people and reaffirming that relationship through photography. These images exist only in digital form, on a USB thumb drive. The device is left, plugged into a computer, waiting to be found by the unsuspecting. Once discovered the participant can decide whether or not to peak into a world which I've constructed or simply return it to the lost and found. I'm interested in how photography can be used to deceive and misrepresent our understanding of relationships and social status. In the age of Facebook and digital point and shoots, everyone everywhere is going out taking photos of themselves with their friends to reaffirm and project their own social standing. This project encapsulates the idea of how events and situations are compulsory acts which most of us partake in to feel a part of a group. For one night I was part of this group, and these photograph's exist to prove it.
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