Just some personal shooting. I’ve been fascinated with shooting into buildings through their windows at night lately. Interesting ideas there…
Here are some selected images from an independent project I undertook this fall at my college. The work is an attempt to visualise the state between the physical and the spiritual; life and the afterlife; manifestation and non-being. I approached this project with the desire to use as little digital manipulation as possible; so, towards that goal all of the images were produced in-camera with a combination of techniques including long-exposure, multiple exposure, and practical trickery. The only major digital editing that took place was the addition of colour in the “Manifestation” series.
The still images were also produced in conjunction with audio elements and video installations. A portion of this project was shown with the work of two other artists under the name Abstraction at the Red Panty Press Gallery in Sarasota, Florida on December 7th, 2011.
Standalone portrait of a friend.
I had to do a project that somehow commented on stereotypes; so, naturally I decided to completely turn the concept around and create a sort of anti-stereotype. I photographed a diverse selection of my friends and created composite portraits of people who would defy the typical categorizations of race, gender, sexual preference, etc. To me, this project is a metaphor for the age of globalism and multiculturalism we’re all living in. I plan on expanding this idea into a self-published book later this month.