Artist Statement


 

For me, making a photograph is casting a gentle, discrete, open minded gaze. I'm watching people, observing, learning, looking at anonymous figures that are you and me, stand-ins for "us". At a deeper level though, I'm looking at the character, complexities, contradictions, and multiplicities of our actions in trying to achieve a sense of belonging, connection, whether it's within ourselves, with others or our chosen surroundings.

I render my observations and reflections with what I have found to be the visual language equivalents to lyrical poetry: metaphor, rhythm, tone, pattern, open and equivocal narratives. It's a form that speaks from an individual's perspective, with emotion, and a carefully measured amount of ambiguity. It's also an outcome from looking for a point of reconciliation - a visual form to consider what remains complex and without simple answers.