Individuals perceive their environment and ideas from their own, unique perspective. To this end, time, the essence of measurement we use to determine everything from our daily work or recreation schedule to the duration of a lifetime, is highly subjective and variable, transitioning from one instant to the next. Time and our interpretation of it are pliable; it evolves as we do. A common thread in my work is the exploration of time and how we can elucidate various meanings from ideas if we experience them by placing different filters on time. I strive to represent subjects through an unexpected shift in the natural state of time each subject possesses in and of itself; in reverse, or altered from a moving image to a still image and vice versa.
Second, I am intrigued by how we can occupy a similar space—a room, a residential area, a town and even a planet—with other individuals and yet, we can remain so isolated and disconnected from each other as well as the environments we occupy or alter. We live in a cultural and technological era of hyper connectivity and consumption, however, we are increasingly isolated from each other and the supply chain of where our “objects of desire” originate. Much of my motion graphic and installation-based work deals directly with these concerns.
My photographic, motion graphic, and digital artwork has always examined the interaction of time, place, and environment. Increasingly, recent work has turned to the night in order to examine and create scenes that comment on the delicate balance we find between the beauty and danger of the evening hours. I am interested in the visualization of compressing seconds, minutes or hours into a single still image. Many of these photographs rely upon long exposure combinations of film-based images and digital photographic techniques to visualize and mold the passage of time.