DIALOGUE & INTROSPECTION
INTIMACY & PERSPECTIVE
Down to the smallest of elements, everything exists in relationship to something else. Nature has taught me that connectedness, reciprocity, and symbiosis are dynamics that are at the foundation of life. From within these forces, we learn to communicate and value our differences. Whatever our background, whatever our beliefs, dialogue is our tool to expand our horizons and find commonality. Through my photos, I seek to create relationships, whether they are inward or outward. My images are not meant to tell a story, they are meant to start a dialogue and create a story.
Within this dialogue, the way we perceive the world, the way we create our stories, and the way we interact with others is a mirror to the way we see ourselves. Through my photos I seek to inspire introspection and awareness. The images are visual guidelines that lead to a place where the viewer can connect with their inner self. The seemingly simple emptiness of nature has a powerful purpose: it creates a place for us, it is an invitation for symbiosis. We are a part of Nature. We are Nature. Just like Nature is within us, it is us.
Photos are a manifestation of light. But beyond the light, beyond the photos, there is shadow. In the shadows we lose our sight but gain more intimate senses. Our hearing intensifies. Our sense of smell tunes in. Control gives way to intuition. Instead of reaching out and introducing ourselves, we become vulnerable and let the world in; from this vulnerability, intimacy sets in. Our connectedness deepens, and our humanity heightens. Through my photos, I seek to bridge an intimate place that is beyond the images, where we can explore these places that celebrate life and our humanity.
The stories we create have a complicated origin. We each have a unique perspective through which we interpret and process information. This lens stems from a combination of beliefs, and personal and public experiences. We each see and experience differently. In my photos, I purposely take the context out so that those perspectives are brought to the surface, forcing us to acknowledge the subjectivity of reality. Through my images, I seek to illustrate how something so visual can become something so interpretative. What is reality for one person is an illusion for someone else.