For the last several years, I have been utilizing my background as a sculptor and painter to push the photographic realm and explore the modern environment. I want to capture the enigmatic architectural drama of place by using multiple time-lapse photographs, expansive panoramic views and careful alterations of the images. My goal is to engage the viewer and convey an animated experience of the dynamic urban infrastructure.
Composed from up to 100 Photographs melded together. The pieces are, as much about what traditional photography is not, as they are about what it can be made to do, exploring movement, time, multiple viewpoints and the subjectivity of experience. During the re-assemblage into coherent panoramic vistas the scenes are altered and evolve away from the original source to become a metaphor for memory”. As do our experiences as they depart overtime from the observed source.
Fundamentally, compositing these, long exposures into a single piece, is a more cohesive way of expressing the filmic. It allows me to explore movement and condensed time and lends itself to my concerns with exemplifying the transcendental in the urban/landscape”. Here I draw parallels with the artists from the Hudson River School.
It seems unrealistic to expect a single photographic shot, a single moment in time, to convey the human experience of seeing. We visually explore our environment in the third and forth dimensions as we build our personal visual journey.