“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.”

- Leonard Cohen from Anthem

I Thought I Saw the Light is a meandering exploration through “God’s country” from Pray, MT  to the pious town of St.Ignacious. Embarking on a road trip in the tradition of photo documentarians before him Robins’ pays homage to the history of the medium while also referencing the self-awareness of the Millennial experience. Perspectives oscillate playfully between the carefully considered and spontaneously reflexive; the viewer and photographer are often grounded in the scene itself, much the same way Robert Frank had done decades ago.

Persistent themes echo throughout I Thought I Saw the Light, scrutinizing life, death, legacy, and God in a reflective and often revelatory fashion. Dark tableaus give way to light while man contends with nature and Christian symbols emerge from the landscape on the road that never ends.



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