My Artist Statement
The attempt to produce more and more spectacular images, even with the assistance of Photoshop and other exotic filters, can only fall short, so we must be content with the real. Yet a single image will also fail to capture the viewer, as they are no longer inquisitive enough to explore the photograph's every detail. I use photography to accumulate the raw material I need to create these juxtapositions of the everyday. They are meant to combat the increasing tendency to view images merely for their impactful nature for the requisite few seconds where the viewers determine if they recognize the subject matter, its creator and whether they like it or not. It is my intention to create an environment where the mind can investigate this subject matter, wander in any number of directions in the process, and hopefully in the end notice something it had always overlooked.