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Self-Portraits: The Other Walks

The Other Walks

September 2011

With this series of self-portraits, I explored the concept of the doppelganger: a ghostly double that appears as an omen of death or misfortune.  I see the doppelganger as a corruption of identity, a specter who takes on one’s image as a reminder of his/her own mortality.  In this way, this “other” becomes both a reflection and an avatar for the unseen forces that govern our lives.  I removed my face from the images and replaced it with randomized elements from the environment – destroying the main identity of the character and creating a blank slate onto which more intangible ideas are projected.  So, which character is the self and which is the imposter – and is there a clear line between the two?

One Day in Sarasota: Alleys

One Day in Sarasota : Alleys

August 29th, 2011

This is my contribution to a recent project called One Day in Sarasota, which involved all of the other photo students in my year.  The idea behind the project was to shoot a subject of our choice, somewhere in Sarasota, Florida on August 29th, 2011.  The end result is a series of diptychs that feature small, meditative glimpses of some of the city’s hidden facades.

Myakkahatchee

Myakkahatchee I-III

July 2011

This is a short series of fine-art images taken for the Sarasota County Department of Water Resources.  I spent the summer interning for the department making images for promotional, documentary, inter-departmental, and research purposes.  These particular images were taken of the Myakkahatchee blackwater creek in North Port, Florida.  As with my other landscape work, I try to show the otherworldly beauty of nature and evoke an atmosphere of the spiritual.

Microcosms: Landscapes of Decay

Microcosms

April 2011

Photographic Composites

Nature and neglect transform automobiles into landscapes of decay; resembling foreign topographies as seen from the air.

Twice

Untitled Open 4×5 Project

April 2011

Using a 4×5 View Camera, I created a series of double exposures relating to domesticity and my relationship with my permanent home outside of college.

Afternoon Experiment

Soul Window

March 2011

This is just some fun stuff I put together this afternoon.  Macro photography of a friends eye and two crystals combined into a triptych.

View Camera + Fujiroid Fun

Fujiroid View Camera Portraits

March 2011

I had some extra instant film left over for an assignment, so I took some portraits of friends to burn through it.  Personal stuff, just for fun and to help me learn the view camera.

Dead Presidents

Dead Presidents

February 2011

 

Personal project.  Experimenting with using quartz crystals as lens filters.