According to the future laid out in George Orwell’s 1984, the English language will be decimated and reduced to only a small list of government approved words known as Newspeak. There is no beautiful, no marvelous, no wonderful. If something is deemed better than “good,” it’s simply referred to as “plusgood.”
These images were conjured as a way to take refuge from dread, with a desire to seek more goodness in the everyday. For me, this feeling of “better than good” can be traced back to specific memory blips from boyhood, centered around my Nana’s pool in the warm hug of the Georgia sun. This series is an ode to my own happiness, a celebration of the moments when it was first discovered, and the moments today where it still shines.