Artist Statement

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 and waking dreams. Making a photograph is to carefully notice, then translate the moment into a visual interpretation .

Formally, I work with a medium format camera and found light. I make photographs intuitively and often cary a camera with me. The day- to-day process is similar to making a diary of photographs, but with camera turned out toward the world rather than myself. My photographs are not attempting to provide a specific narrative or commentary; they are presented out of chronological order and are grouped according to the associations between them as projects evolve. I invite the viewer to consider these renderings of memory, the connections between the images and, in turn, within themselves.

 

 

Leisure World

( 2016 - 2018)

In moments of life when we are supposed to have the greatest amount of freedom, do we actually make choices that foster a sense of belonging and connection?

Through the allegory of people at leisure with nature – one of human kind’s most intimate and symbiotic relationships – these photographs are the outcome of looking at the character and complexities of our actions while trying to escape from the stresses and grind of day-to-day life.

The photographs encourage the viewer to experience these places of escape, and in turn, examine the character of our behaviours in the spaces we seek out to spend our leisure time.

 

 

The Print Object

( 2014)

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 the 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..