Mairi McCormick is a photographer from the northeast of the United States, and is currently based in Boston, MA. Having moved every two to three years since she was twelve, she finds herself increasingly intrigued by landscape elements of memory, and time. Mairi is due to graduate from the New England School of Photography in June.
What Happened Here is a project shot by Mairi McCormick in rural Vermont. It is a landscape she knows intimately as a resident. This project begins in the dead of winter. Over several months she has watched the seasonal transition from barren harshness to one of new life.
As she drove through the state, at times aimlessly, she thought of the capricious nature of life as it affected her family. Mairi was processing loss, sudden and gradual, as well as the glow of birth. She was drawn to places in the landscape where disruptions occurred: a tree growing in an old silo, a controlled fire in the middle of a snow storm, blood on the road for miles with tracks running through them. Elements of weather and light also play an integral role in communicating somber emotional ties to the places she investigates.
Throughout Mairi’s project, she is confronting the idea of discomfort; the uncertainty of what lies ahead, and the possibility of hope or its absence.
To see more of Mairi’s work, visit her site: mairimccormick.com