Evans’ photographs are documentary and ethnographic, using light and evocative symbolism to convey the metaphorical in the abandoned businesses, totemic objects, and portraits of family and friends. Confessions for a Son unfolds as a personal journal. Photographs and words by Evans are juxtaposed with images taken by his father roughly 40 years ago and photographs found by McNair in his search for answers. Scraps of personal history are pored over and added to the narrative. Key images are highlighted with captions including conversations and memories-epiphanies that illuminate our understanding.