I created a series of multilayered photographs, or constructed landscapes, from multiple images that represent my exploration of the identity and experience of place. My time is spent gathering individual images, in a sense, documenting and building a personality for each environment. The subject matter focuses on man-made elements, predominantly architecture, that emphasizes the themes of industry and escapism. This body of work has special significance to me because it is a re-discovery of the geographic area I grew up in. The final images are comprised of 5-10 individual frames shot on 120 size slide film with my Hasselblad medium format camera. Digital capture was only used in a few minor instances to add detail into specific images. I combined the frames digitally, ordering and altering the opacity of the layers to construct an entirely new moment. Colors and textures became crucial to the final image, while the illusion of my hand is seen in the decisions made with the composition of layered photographs. Each image is a single manifestation of a specific place that reveals the unseen connections when multiple photographs are viewed in an instant. Each composite can be seen as a collection of memories, leading to new discoveries, that can both reveal and obscure essence. The final series consists of 20 prints with dimensions of 24”x 24”.