“My mother died March 17, 2009 and, in the following months, I woke each dawn to photograph the sunrise. She’d been an early riser and I clung to this shared gesture for comfort. Thomas Bartlett and I were just becoming friends, and when he released the 2009 Doveman album, The Conformist, I responded to his intimate arrangements and spare lyrics. Over the next four years, My Silent One accumulated – a discrete film for each of his eleven studio tracks. The Conformist captures the quicksilver shifts of the heart from breathless young love to the wounds of a broken relationship. My challenge was to find visual and rhythmic corollaries that reinterpreted the songs, which become, in my series of films, a meditation on time and ultimately death. The imagery spans 27 years and is populated by the people I’ve known and loved – some living, some dead. The elegy extends to the medium. In the last of these years, my once commonplace super-8 camera was rapidly being turned into a nostalgic artifact by high-resolution cameras, and Kodachrome, with its lush palette and grain, had already been lost to the market forever."