My photographic work highlights subtle relationships between elements in seemingly isolated landscapes. It captures a very specific moment in time and place and celebrates often over-looked details. The resulting images are meditative and quiet, revealing hidden nuances through extremely controlled prints in very dark or light using either ends of the tonal range.
Having studied the philosophies of both eastern and western cultures, I am interested in unique individual perceptions of the world. Our relationship to the external environment is based on awareness of our surroundings in a specific time and place. This single moment of observation is what I aim to capture in my work.
The landscapes I seek for my images are often desolate and lonely, with no initial sign of life or interaction. However, upon close observation, subtle objects come in to view. The dynamic relationship between these hidden elements stands in sharp contrast to what initially appeared to be an isolated scene.
I emphasize this phenomenon through excessive scaling and altered perspective, drawing focus to the delicate subject of each image and preventing it from being lost inside the larger scene. The intensely high or low tones black and white prints I create encourage the viewer to enter an image completely to discover the discreet elements within. This intimacy between viewer and photograph creates a serene and meditative atmosphere surrounding the work.
For me, photography is significant in its ability to capture and draw attention to subtleties in life- things that often get overlooked inside the larger picture. Challenging the viewer to uncover the small surprises within adds another level of mystery and richness to my work.