I come to the world of fine art photography after years of working as an installation artist and painter. With my renewed exploration of photography, I have found the freedom to explore many facets of the medium.
In my current photographic work I have been primarily investigating two avenues.
Within one body of work I bring my eye and sensibility as a painter. Using macro lenses, and manipulating light and depth of field as a way to create painterly forms, I am experimenting with shooting everyday objects and showing them in abstracted views, emphasizing texture and form.
My environmental portrait projects have allowed me to create a body of work that is charged with emotion, and a hint of voyeurism. These images break into private worlds and may put viewers on edge, forcing them to look back at themselves.
Recently a friend inquired why have I chosen to photograph people. The question was a valid one, as when I returned to the camera after a long hiatus, the first thing I said was “I don’t shoot people”. And yet, here I am, inviting myself into people’s homes and invading their personal spaces.
Crossing this personal boundary interests me because it addresses many issues. Not only do I strive to make beautiful images, I create psychological and social pictures. As humans we are drawn into the lives of others, yet see ourselves reflected back. This project serves to allow each viewer a moment of self-reflection.