Battle Creek, Michigan (2016)
I remember once wanting to do a project on the paperwork that runs through our lives, and how bureaucracy strips us of our identity. But after several deaths in the family, thumbing through some of their paperwork, I began to appreciate the minutia they left behind. I started to get a better feel for their day-to-day lives, to learn more about who they were when not at family events, or who they were before I was around. The multitude of little things we carry with us, bureaucratic or otherwise, is certainly no replacement for us as persons, but those things are a bit of a wake of our passing through time.