This project navigates between histories, habits, and familiar checkpoints within landscape photography. Taking inspiration from the Icelandic landscape while on residency there in 2016, I nevertheless found myself ambivalent toward photographing it. I have heard here that it is impossible to take a bad photograph of Iceland… this is quite possibly true, but sounds to me like a dare. Photography as a once-specialized medium is struggling to redefine its identity in the midst of its own ubiquity; the "idea" of Iceland, meanwhile, is also in existential tumult, as tourism explodes and a digitally imaged (read: romanticized, aestheticized, selective) Iceland circulates ever more prominently online."To Step From Shadow..." takes cues from the island nation to push us off-road into an interrogation of the mimetic impulse. Its objective is to unearth the ontological consequences of The Travelogue by challenging its bedrock assumptions, namely that presence is representable; that experience is communicable; and that it is possible to quantify of temporal processes that have no locatable beginning or end. Component works: "Forecasts [the page is but a mirror]" "Northern Epic" "Untitled (The Deluge)" "What Time Is It On the Sun?"