Firecracker

Mike Monteiro’s words combine with Ryan Carver’s photographs to tell a story as lovely as it is mundane. The routines and anxieties of a breakup are reflected in the banality of the environment: milk jugs, empty parking lots, a home seen from the outside, enclosed by a fence. Both the photos and words are compelling enough to stand on their own, but they make for odd and interesting bedfellows. More like this, please.