Reality does not exist in this world. The photographic world depicts directly a memory's view, living solely in the past. This is the photographs main attribute and its time traveling qualities sets memories in a physical manifestation for years after they are created. When the memory is purposely taken to appear like a dream like state this creates something new. The context shifts and it becomes a less truthful. Not that memory is always truthful and in fact the way we filter memory creates a vast space designated to happiness and edited moments for our own protection. This Day Dream state helps us work through the present, either positive or negative.
Living in a memory can be dangerous as the moment can romanticize itself beyond reality. That reality created can become more desirable than our own lives. Thus exposing the world inside our heads, the running monologue of social interactions, thoughts and feelings and our desires as people.
This is all a trick to the eye, one that Joseph has seamlessly pulled off, as the ambiguous qualities of the photographs he manages are rendered with a shine of the already happened. These moments never had a chance to be present, instead they are anticipated by the photographer. It is not purely down to their aesthetic but it carries their performance. It is the filter on an Avant Garde film, the mask for the illusion to take place. They take from the present not the past.
The reflection of reality fails to surpass the motion of eye movements, as we get a real life account of scenarios, taken from the images in our minds andthrough our eyes. Their sensations are set in stone and their lives continue on as physical or digital preservation's of the real thing. Leaving us with a permanent view of the past.