A huge part of my photography practice is bringing attention to what others can't see. Whether it's a shadow or fleeting moment, I prefer shooting in natural light +
editing in Photoshop or Lightroom. Commercially, I shoot lifestyle, headshots, travel + events.
A few years ago I returned my personal practice to black + white format to focus on composition. My photography is an expression of who I am, what I'm feeling, how I think, + what I see.
In this photographic odyssey, I embark on a visual journey that unearths the profound tapestry of human existence – one woven with the threads of mortality, fragility, and the poignant beauty of impermanence. Through the lens of my camera, I navigate the intricate pathways of life's ultimate destination, inviting viewers to embrace the enigma of death and find solace in its tender embrace.
Photography is the art of crystallizing moments, freezing time within a frame. Within the context of mortality, this art becomes a vessel for introspection and a mirror reflecting our shared human narrative. My intent is to capture the nuances of this narrative, to illuminate the quiet dignity of the aging, the profound emotions of the dying, and the myriad ways in which we, as a species, navigate the profound transition from life to whatever lies beyond.
In each photograph, light dances with shadow, symbolizing the perpetual interplay of existence and absence. The images I capture will traverse a spectrum of emotions – from the melancholic whispers of loss to the resolute whispers of hope. With a sensitive lens, I will document the intimate moments that unfold in the presence of death – the tender touch, the whispered farewell, the gaze that lingers.
Connection is the heartbeat of my projects. I will engage with individuals from diverse walks of life – hospice caregivers, spiritual guides, families in mourning – to capture their stories and bear witness to their journeys. These collaborative threads will weave a tapestry of shared humanity, underscoring the universality of the experience of mortality.
Technically, I will employ a harmonious blend of black-and-white and color photography, harnessing the power of monochrome to distill raw emotion, and the vibrancy of color to celebrate the vivid spectrum of human experience. Composition will play a pivotal role – guiding the viewer's eye to the poignant details that encapsulate the essence of each moment.
Through this creative odyssey, I anticipate personal transformation. Confronting the themes of death and mortality with my camera lens challenges me to engage with my own beliefs, fears, and curiosities. The residency environment, rich with intellectual discourse and shared artistic endeavors, will undoubtedly shape my perspective and elevate the emotional resonance of my work.
As viewers engage with these photographs, I invite them to embrace the fragile beauty of our shared existence. I encourage them to find comfort in the recognition of their own mortality, to honor the stories that have shaped them, and to acknowledge the profound dance between life and death that defines our fleeting presence on this earthly stage.
In each click of the shutter, I endeavor to freeze a moment that transcends time – a moment that speaks to the human soul and beckons us to reflect, to cherish, and to celebrate the intricacies of our ephemeral dance.