My work is a fusion of things I like to see and things as I wish I could find in reality. It’s my hope that those who give my work a place in their home can find their own connection between dreaming and waking, desire and memory, and dark and light.
There is a self-consciousness you find in the world of photography. Maybe it’s because the medium was so late to the art party, or maybe it’s because it makes people more comfortable to issue a set of rules on what makes photography art. You see this attitude in everything from posts with the #nofilter tag (when was the last time you saw a portrait tagged #noacrylics?), someone trying to sell you a $10,000.00 lens, or overhearing a fellow photographer declaring they dislike digital photography because they get their photos correct the first time.
I used to feel trapped by the ever changing set of standards other people dictated to me. And then I made myself a promise: I’d use whatever means necessary to get what was in my brain onto the final product. No excuses. No restrictions. Anyone collecting my work knows they’re getting my genuine self, translated into art.
To read more about where I got my start and inspiration, check out this recent article in The Advocate.
My minibooks came from a desire to merge my love of graphic design with my writing. Like my photography, my minibooks dwell in darker places. I retell lost stories of tragedy, superstition, and the occult. They’ve appeared in two immersive theater experiences as a one-on-one gift, and I am always open to more collaboration.
You can currently purchase them via my etsy store.