Aaron McElroy is an American photographer living and working in New York, NY. The photographic series Traces juxtaposes visions of the female body and nature, shapes caught in the act of living. There are no indications of place, time or identity, the focus is on subtle traces left by life: the transparency of a curtain, laddered tights, and fireflies hovering over a field. The subdued tones of black and white and the closed field of vision give an intimate feel to the series, an almost voyeuristic sensation that grips the viewers, drawing them into the intriguing atmosphere of secret interiors and exteriors. Emerging from the photographs comes grayish grit. The photographs come into recognition; appealing, seductive half-dreams, yet they retain all the transitory vulnerability of humans dazed in their reality.