This project is a series of surreal portrait-style images that explore the psychological spaces that many of us sometimes inhabit, from calm to unsettled. Because we are hardwired to read emotions on the human face, the work focuses on faces, allowing an intermingling of emotion and intellection.
Each image is made as one long exposure, combining evolving emotional states into a single moment, suggesting a metaphor for how we transform psychologically over time. These are light paintings made in a dark studio, enabling chance to play a role in the collusion of darkness and light to unmask our internal states.
rel·ic: (n) a survivor or remnant left after decay or disintegration
Human civilization and manmade tools have evolved symbiotically over the ages. But as man moves on, he leaves in his wake a trail of abandoned tools whose utility he has outgrown—handsome objects, permanent in form yet transient in our history.
In the style of 'late' photography, I document these vestiges of our civilization that are at the end of their utility lifecycle, yet often are in the early stages of their ecological lifecycle. They have lost their purpose, and yet live on.
Through my photographs, I enjoy capturing the essence of present day living. The scenes that I document accumulate over time to reveal filaments of experiences that are woven into the fabric of our lives, yet disappear in the jumble of everyday living. I am drawn to these threads to uncover the stories of how we live.