There are subtle but complete ways in which the relationship between the past and the future forms our collective notion of the present. When might the past becomes the “past”, rather than the reality of yesterday, last week, last month? If our understanding of the past is perhaps dictated- created- by our hopes for the future, then our collective nostalgia- our enjoined yearning for an idealistic past- functions as the constitution to our desires in the present. What the photographs within this body communicate, I hope, speaks of modernity and ritual; of the banality we prescribe to not only our daily rituals but also to those we enact within our emotional spheres. What we hold to be honorable, deplorable, neutral if kept loosely hidden- appear to blend together when under a common frame of banal indifference. The photographs that comprise this body of work I believe can serve as an introduction to a story of desire in the New Age.