Magic Mountain is an investigation into the small town I lived in as a child, located in the coastal redwoods of Sonoma County. The territorial nature is thick in the air, and although I believed myself to be local, I clearly stood out as a stranger. I photographed at sunrise to avoid the real locals, and hid behind the landscape. The project quickly became a study deep into my family’s history, as well as the town. The images, as well as family archives, respond to my childhood narrative mixed with my parents divorce; my family’s relationship to a place.