The photographic process has taken me through the conventional channels required for portrait and commercial photography. After 12 years of working in the rehearsed process, I have now chosen to explore what may exist outside my cognitive boundaries; what was literal is now more impressionistic, what was exact color tone is now suggestion of palette, what was commissioned and expected is now vague and open to interpretation, what was captured on film is now computer generated.
Throughout my quest for self expression, there has always been the will to extrapolate something from within and attach it to an external presence. Many of my images have a sense of open landscape, tribal reference,cultural crossovers,repeated pattern, imbued color. The working image is a collaboration of different, unrelated images layered,seamed,fused together to create a finished image that holds design, story,emotion,mystery together as one. There is the tendency to freely drift in this creative process. I take my cues from whatever seems to fit the moment and if that vague idea can hold my interest then I ride out the visual until it seems self sustaining.
The ways to manage the final print presentation has evolved from photographic papers, mylar, acrylic, metal. Each of these surfaces has its own merits and possibilities. It is exciting to know that each image can attach itself to many differnt surfaces thus opening up a variety of approaches to the final design.