Slipping Through documents a region and its people. From a distance, the border appears simple and stark. Mexico on one side, the United States on the other. It's so obvious that most of us take the separation for granted. It's easy to point to a map and declare "Beginning" or "End." But up close, gaps appear. Lines which at first seemed permanent and consequential begin to bend and blur until eventually they distort beyond recognition.
The first phase of this ongoing project was produced during a solo road trip beginning in Brownsville, TX. at the end of the Rio Grande meets and culminates in El Paso/Juarez, where the river diverges from the border and heads north toward its headwaters nestled in the San Juan Mountains. The photos capture the faces of the people who live in the region, the events which shape their lives and the immense beauties of the landscape which surrounds them. All revealed by the relentlessly baking borderland sunlight.