Artist Statement


For me, making a photograph is casting a gentle, discrete, open minded gaze. As I walk or sit with my camera, I blend in with the crowd and scenery, a quiet passerby. On the few occasions I'm noticed, the attention passes quickly for it's somehow understood: I'm just watching people, observing, learning, looking at anonymous figures that are 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 surroundings. I also question the authenticity of these actions, their impact on others and the planet.

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.