This series emerged from Morgan Ashcom’s experiences at a remote community in south-eastern Ohio, an outsiders’ oasis. Originally, he saw there the potential to reconcile two opposing but familiar scenes: the urban skating culture he had been part of, and the rural surroundings of his youth. But the identity of things seemed slightly altered – it was a warped doppelganger of his childhood home. So he stepped away from his presumed knowledge of where he was. Themes of escape and confrontation with the unknowable on the sea began to appear in the pictures. The sequence of images suggests a subjective narrative where disparate cultures and geographies converge.