The Challenge: “Layers. Layers can reveal, conceal, and make something more complex. They can vary in size, texture, color, or functionality. Each layer can have its own story, meaning, or purpose. They can overlap, blend, or be distinctly separate. A layer doesn’t have to be a part of a single object but can even be a slice of a multifaceted image or scene.”
When I first began to consider this challenge, I thought about my photos and wondered what, among them, could communicate a non-linear, non-literal vision of layering. Layers of history, I thought, or layers of meaning. Then: layers of flavor, color, memory, narrative, or time.
But at the end of the day I settled on something pretty straightforward: the House of Sweden in Washington, DC.