My dreams have become more vivid and bizarre during the COVID-19 pandemic. This phenomenon can be explained by reduced new daily experiences that make our subconscious reach deeper for memories. I found that others were experiencing this, too, so I recorded accounts of my friends' dreams as a way to understand how our collective experiences are changing. The photos and written accounts in this ongoing project examine ideas of fantasy, imagination, and the collective unconscious.
Hayley Lohn is a 28-year-old Canadian photographer currently based in Vancouver and New York City. Her work revolves around conceptual documentary and visual storytelling topics. She is primarily interested in our relationship to nature and human connection. She recently graduated from the one year certificate Creative Practices program at the International Center of Photography.