I approach my art practice as a series of investigations. Although my projects vary in tone, ranging from solemn to absurd, I am consistently drawn to photo-based media, because of its particular ontological qualities. No matter how transformed the finished result may be, the work is always a trace of something that really happened, or existed, even if it only came into being for the purpose of being documented. I use both digital and traditional film-based media, but always consider this choice carefully. I feel there are important distinctions between the two, and that the specific characteristics of each influence both the process and the finished product.
When working with people, I try to raise a specific kind of presence within my subjects by explaining the conceptual elements I’m exploring. This brings them into the process, and allows them to ask themselves the same questions that I’m raising within the image. My intention is to create a photographic scene that has a conceptual aspect, yet also remains grounded in a real person’s specific existence. It also allows me to explore the possibilities and limits of awareness within a photographic image.
I am a member of the Iris Film Collective, and my work has been shown in Canada and internationally. firstname.lastname@example.org