Snow Writing

In the winter of 2010, I found an unsent love letter in my friend’s desk drawer. Something struck me about its unexpressed emotions — passionate words put to paper that would never be read by their intended recipient. Roughly a week later, I encountered cursive letters written on a snowy ledge in Chicago. From those two discoveries came Snow Writing, a project where I solicited passionate, unspoken phrases from friends and wrote them into the snow. Thus, their words would not be read, just as they hadn't been spoken. I didn't ask the friends who their messages had been intended for. Each photograph is titled after the person who produced it.