In InSight, Giovanni is showing work from his series Fictional Realities. The images in this series reference the visual language of a sentimental approach to photography that uses established symbolic associations to suggest metaphors for intermediary points in a personal journey. Textures evoke time, place, and history however they are all fake to varying degrees. Through various methods the locales have been invented to comfortably draw viewers in only to learn that the familiar is not real. By constructing an artificial narrative of decay and change in landscapes that do not exist in reality but seem eerily reminiscent of actual places I attempt to question the validity of visual perception as a means to “ground” us.