I have been trying to understand the balance between two opposing worlds. One end of the spectrum has been criticized as humble to the point of self- deprecation. The other, extreme self-indulgence. As I find myself swinging like a pendulum from one side to another, there is an attempt to understand and grasp the grey.

A concrete floor is made to create a perfect smooth surface to walk on. Yet it lays directly on top of the natural moving earth. Through time, cracks form. Capturing these cracks are meditative moments where I explore the beauty in the imperfections. 


All professional photography by Randi Rjeldseth

Paper chains, for Lao Lao (Grandmother)

The story goes, "One day on when Lao Lao was escaping from China to Taiwan, Pirates came to raid the ship. They took everything, Lao Lao begged them to let her keep a thermos containing fresh water for her sick infant. They agreed. Upon arriving on the dock of Taiwan, they no longer had documentation proving who they were. Threatening to send the ship back, Lao Lao slid open the sleeve of her thermos and pulled out papers that proved they were Nationalist refugees and were finally allowed in."