Portfolio

These pages contain selected images from collections of completed work from the key thematic areas of my portfolio

Light Gestures

Sabal Rhapsis | Northern Light | Desert Light | Tropical Light | Palm Light

These images are about revealing a space in nature and time that only exists through the process of photographic exposure; the genesis of these images is the means of creation. The moving camera peels away a resemblance of the object – the light reflected off the surface is separated from its source. The image is constructed of these fragments of light, stretched, flattened, twisted, layered and transparent.

The camera-to-subject paradigm is altered and the camera is employed as a brush arcing through space to describe the light emanating from the subject. The result is that of a dynamic nature whose material composition shifts and is folded inside transparent shapes and traces of surface. The image also reveals the gesture of the artist through the shapes, lines, and colors derived from the moving device; the resulting image is as much about the subject as it is the hand of the artist.

The photographer “paints” with the light reflecting off the objects, literally using the camera to transform nature into a flowing river of light, a dancing and vibrant space, merging colors to form new shapes that only exist inside the exposure. The narrative space of nature is abstracted, flattened, expanded, and reworked into a liquid form that flows across the composition. The object is simultaneously described in different moments of time and spatial reference points.

Often nature is depicted with a static still quality rather than as a space where constant change takes place over time. The nature these photographs render is one of surging energy, as if geological time were fast-forwarded. The language of landscape photography is replaced by a visual vocabulary more akin to abstract painting than to photography.

This body of work explores a constantly changing reality where a hidden energy lies just under the surface. These are images that the recording device discovers and the photographer translates. These are visual objects as resemblances of nature, a kind of sacred hidden space that has been captured and revealed through the photograph.

Passion Series

This series of photographs explores the connections between desire and religious passion; spiritual and erotic ecstacy.

The images combine nature, icons, religious sites, and the human body; they link traditional means of religious expression with sensation. Elements of nature serve as the ground on which religious architecture, symbols and figures are embedded with passionately embracing couples. The intention is compare the intensity of emotions, the sensuality of romance, and the sublime ecstasy of spiritual euphoria.

States of Being

In these photographs moments in time converge to create a window through which the invisible becomes visible; they attempt to reveal a contemplative space in between two layers of reality.

The photographs are montaged layers of movement and still images that create a state of transition between one state of time and space and another. The two states are intertwined, merging in and out of each other.

Eyepoems

Text and photograph montaged together as one image; various themes.

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