In a world that’s overrun with the Internet, HD-TV and paparazzi, people seem to have grown very complacent about seeing photographs. My job is to make them look.
Whether we’re talking cityscapes, nudes or anything else, our society has gotten so media-over saturated that we can no longer appreciate the image as work of art. The Chrysler Building becomes associated with an advertising campaign – or the opening credits of a cable TV series. Alcatraz evokes memories of tourists, vacations and commercialism. And nudes? Forget it; one look at the naked body usually elicits nervous tittering, inappropriate sexual preconceptions, societal taboo or even moral outrage, as opposed to an appreciation of the human form.
Our eyes have grown conditioned to register what our minds tell us to expect, rather than perceiving the image as brand new.
With my Sculptural Photography, I aim to take the familiar, deconstruct it and represent it in a manner that challenges the senses. I draw from all the various elements of my background, animation, and acting, even the anthropology; to combat the photographic complacency and engage the viewer in a unique fashion. When the form is not immediately recognizable, the imagery draws you in and invites the viewer to reconsider their preconceptions on the subject matter.
I rarely tell the viewer what to see in my work, I just ask him or her to rethink how they look.