I am currently working in two distinct directions that I see as both contrasting and complimentary. One direction is a continuation of the rigorous approach to traditional, “straight” photography I’ve practiced for years, attempting to make dynamic, formal compositions out of everyday experience in the real world.
The other direction is what I call photopaintings, a hybrid technique of photography and digital illustration developed in the hopes of creating more abstract and painterly imagery. This process produces unique objects that can stand on their own as something other than a photograph of a particular moment in time, blurring the lines between that which is captured in camera and that which is made by hand.
Ultimately, my work is about the transformation of the three-dimensional world into two, and the natural into the processed. On a symbolic and more personal note, this work speaks to questions of what is happening at this moment, and what is next to come; is this the end of an era, or a season of transformation? Can we wrap it up and save it for another day?