I make photographs to find wonder and poetry in the elements of day-to-day life. For me, photographs and memories are fragments of reality or waking dreams. Making a photograph is to carefully notice, then translate the moment into a visual state.
Formally, I work with a medium format camera and found light; I make photographs intuitively and often cary the camera with me. My day- to-day process is similar to making a diary of photographs, however, I am not attempting to provide a specific narrative or commentary: I present the photographs out of chronological order and group them according associations that present themselves as projects evolve. They do not have titles for the same reasons.
Ultimately, I am inviting the viewer to connect with these renderings of memory, and in turn, the associations that surface from within themselves.
The Print Object
The Print Object is an outcome from asking the question: how might a photographic object look if it reflected the materials of digital photography back from intangible bits of data, translated into a visual material?
Finding inspiration from the work of Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, these print objects are one proposed form where a visual equivalent for the intangible material of digital photography - the hexadecimal text found within an image’s jpeg file - is physically layered over the image in a translucent physical material (acrylic ink and gloss) to live and interact with the imagery.
As photographic media evolves, these layered objects are presented to invite the viewer to consider their relationship with photographic prints, along with the visual relationship between the translated digital material and the nature based imagery..