PhotoSummer: Artist's Statement

Dylan Hausthor & Paul Guilmoth

Sleep Creek

Sleep Creek is a landscape filled with trauma and beauty. It’s a place where animals are only seen when they’re being hunted and humans balance between an unapologetic existence and an abyss of lunacy. These images manipulate a landscape that is simultaneously autobiographical, documentary, and fictional: a weaving of myth and symbol in order to be confronted with the experiential. Following the rituals of those within it, ​Sleep Creek​ is an obsession between the subject and the photographer—a compulsion to reveal its shrouded nature.