I photograph states of mind: emotions, nightmares, energies and artifacts of this incongruous roller coaster called the human condition. Philosophical / psychological "landscapes"; silver-based black and white images of suffering and redemption, confusion and clarity, ecstasy and death, turmoil and healing. Depth contrasts the superficial. Subterranean visions overshadow consensus reality.
Paradox. Absurdity. Simulation. Authenticity.
The titles inform the images, and metaphor overrides logic, making room for ambiguity and chance. Layers of symbols created from observations transcend factual representations. Moments are not captured and memories are not preserved, ideas are presented.
The selection of specialty film, paper and developer, as well as the physical experience of darkroom printing are essential to this "alchemical" process. Each photograph is meticulously printed on textured triple weight, fiber-base, silver gelatin paper; hand processed in a unique homemade developer. I create unique 60”x40” prints as well as 20”x16" prints in editions of 5. Please contact me for purchase, exhibition requests, publication or questions about the work.
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