Visual Research

In my creative work, a camera is my most commonly used tool. I explore my personal environment through photography with the influential guidance of Eugene Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Minor White, and Lee Friedlander. I challenge myself to be aware of potential subject matter and composition at all times—observing juxtaposition, detail, light, contrast and exploring perspective. This method allows me to capture a subject or scene as unique moment of everyday life.

Currently, I am focused on the integration of found typographic form, as abstract shape, into a three-dimensional environment. In the process, typographic form–photographed in reverse–is combined with the environmental space to create one visual plane. The juxtaposition and alignment of environmental elements and focal points are used to create a complex narrative of shape, negative/positive space and perspective. Additional elements of chance, such as movement, provide a unique level of emphasis and visual tension.