How to Catch a Man Made Cloud explores concepts of storytelling utilizing the landscape as a primary element of the photographic constructions. My interest lies in utilizing the landscape as a stage to develop poignant short stories that challenge the relationship of perception and imagination. These stories are based on my seven year journey as a caregiver for aging parents.
All images are archival pigment prints in limited editions and two sizes.
The Book of Fears evolved from an ongoing curiosity of people's aversions and obsessions. What makes a person afraid? When does that fear become a phobia? And why am I so afraid of clowns? This project was created during the coronavirus pandemic which has caused significant fear amongst many. Since I did not have the luxury of shooting on location with models, I chose to use characters found on 19th-century cabinet cards as my models, placing them in fictional settings. The challenge became revitalizing these anonymous historical figures in staged environments that would showcase the desired fear, while at the same time ask the viewer to examine their own anxieties and fears.
The body of images that make up 'Absence as Presence' document a human presence or absence in images illustrating what is just a trace of what was. I have aimed to create situations where a person or thing can leave a sense of presence or a trace of remembrance in their absence. Is it possible to render a room without characters or narrative action and convey that someone has just left the scene or is about to enter? These photographs illustrate the mystery of where we came from, the remnants of what we left behind, and the possibility of what lies ahead. All images are archival pigment prints in limited editions and two sizes.