My background as a lighting designer and theater director is at the root of many of my photographic ventures. With traditional photographic techniques and everyday subjects, I invite viewers to an other-worldly place. I am fascinated by the way visual perception provokes a conversation between eye and brain.
The bodies of work I am submitting both play with visual vocabulary. I like to think of one as puns, and one as poetry. Overlooked Undertakings gives viewers a surprising view of their everyday world, often evoking a knowing laugh or smile. Linger is more likely to evoke a deep breath and a dreamy look. I enjoy both of these responses and enjoy how they play off each other.
LINGER - taking a long look at light.
These images are all single, long exposures. I move the camera with my gaze, capturing many views and blurring the boundaries of them all. The subjects are simultaneously revealed and obscured in this process, replicating the feeling of movement and breath that I experienced in the moment.
I create mixed scale scenarios, using the disorientation that results from these surreal scenes to draw attention to the beauty and power of everyday objects and daily interactions. I encourage people to see things that they might otherwise overlook.
The fantasy of being tiny in a giant environment is universally compelling. Whether it is interpreted playfully, politically or spiritually, we have all had some experience of feeling minuscule compared to our surroundings or our challenges.
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