In my recent travels both here and abroad, I have taken photographs that seek to convey my sense that the physical world – both natural and manmade – is fragile and transient.
I am drawn to photograph in a particular type of flat, natural light. Radiant atmospheres propose an alternate universe, an other-worldliness, and dematerialized subjects suggest a quality of profound absence as well. At the same time, the contrast between object/foreground and field/background as well as the framing of the shots creates palpable tension. While the objects are photographed isolated from their physical contexts, pictorially and essentially they coexist with and are given presence by their contexts’ luminosity.
By making prints that are of a certain size [or approximately x by y inches], I am also seeking to reinforce the handmade nature of the photographs. The uniformity of the fine grain creates a drawing-like, stippled field where form is given presence by gentle modulations of tone.
Upon closer look, edges may be sharp or fuzzy, depending on atmospheric conditions, and some may possess an odd detail. Ultimately, however, everything solid melts into air.