View In Room
View In Room
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'If I Was To Reset, I'd Still Pick You' represents a turning point in my artistic approach and creative process. This piece was created after injuring my back at work. I was laid up for four weeks, traveling only from the couch to the bed. After I regained my strength, I started experimenting with paper and spray paint. The kitchen countertop became my make shift studio as I wasn't able to get in the car and follow my usual patterns for creating and shooting. This image would be the fourth in a series titled 'Hello Waveforms' that I had always wanted to create. The series is based loosely on a recurring childhood dream of being alone in vast, open colourful landscapes, while being overwhelmed with feelings of isolation and wonder.
This piece won the Bronze Award in the 2020 SIGPA Fine Art category, and was Published in 'Aesthetica', the art & culture magazine, Issue 97, Oct/Nov 2020
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Hometown: Youngstown, OH
Based in: Fayetteville, WV
Photography for me has been many things, though the one thing I’d rather not be called or labeled as is a Photographer. It does so happen that I use a camera to create my work and it is the most important physical tool used in my process, but it’s from within that my work is envisioned and brought to life. My journey with a camera started when I was in middle school. It was during a photography class that I fell in love with the process of arranging people, shapes, colors, lines, etc. into a rectangle, pressing the shutter and capturing them forever, frozen in time. My creative journey would lead me through many different subject phases and attempts to find a voice but it wasn’t until I broke free of literal and representational photography that I would find it.
To describe the motivation for my work today is like riding a wave. I attempt to keep my senses open to my current surroundings and be willing to see the world through my present emotions and simply create. The idea of a destination, or leaving the house with an image in mind has been dissolved from my creative process and has been replaced with capturing feelings, shapes, colors, lines, textures; acting out of intuition with my camera as opposed to creating something we have all seen and been associated with before.
When presenting my work I aspire to provoke something from within the viewer. To disarm them of their predispositions, allow them to wander their interior and get lost in the viewing. I wish to allow for the imagination to ebb and flow throughout the composition and drum up a conversation or simply leave them with a feeling previous to before.
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