I perceive my work as a reflection of my life and personality, the camera lens being my mirror. In any situation, I strive to absorb the surrounding environment and understand the standards of normality. I seek to find the norm, understand the norm, master the norm, then negate the norm. I strive for freedom from the anticipated and aim to achieve this freedom through a photographic concept opposed to material product.
As a photographer and a journalist, I have learned to distinguish that in documentary photography you must capture the moment and in fine-art photography you create the moment. My art work reflects the contrasts between these opposing approaches in photography. When I am able to experience the freedom that fine-art photography gives me, I choose to focus on what I can create rather than depicting reality. With this in mind, I intentionally neglect the accuracy of prominent photographic media ironically by using this “mechanical medium" to capture abstract forms, colors and express conceptual ideas.
I subvert traditional photography by altering steps in the photographic process. My process is out of order; it's "incorrect" I subtract and add steps, steps vital to the photographic process. I break things, pushing them to the limit. I tackle my projects experimentally allowing my intentions to shift course with open-mindedness. This approach grants me a more intimate level of control in the resulting piece. This allows me to focus on capturing the fundamentals of art, highlighting the conceptual, and emphasize those specific foundations I am supporting or critiquing. The resulting visual contradictions of my work allow my photographs to teeter on the fine line of photographic expectations and controversy.