In this work, ordinary subjects—a rose vine climbing along an old wooden fence; a young man exhaling from a cigarette; a loose tangle of electrical cable overhead—are tied together in their simplicity, in their disquiet, in their wistfulness.

Writing about his book of photographs, Lago, Ron Jude describes the medium as a “poetic archaeology that, rather than attempting to arrive at something conclusive, looks for patterns and rhythms that create congruity out of the stuttering utterances of the visible world.” Ordinary Time applies this form of poetic archaeology to a part of contemporary life that exists in public—the lives of young people, disused or fading architecture, and nature—and in each image, searches for something transcendent embedded in the documentary description.