The Blue Tarp 2008
Historically, we think of photographs as recording the people, places and things in our world. But I find more interest in recording the ceaseless evolution of relationships, emotions and thoughts as our mind struggles to make sense and give meaning to experiences. And so I create images about actions and states of being; it is about the falling, not the leaf.
I consider this body of work an experiment. As a photographic practice, I randomly select a destination from a map and use that as a starting point to photograph, maintaining attention and awareness on the relationships of the visual environment, not the intellectual meaning of content. I am photographing things I happen to come across at a certain time at a certain place. I call it the interplay between choice, chance and circumstance. Any moment in time, each sliver of existence, is the unrepeatable result of an infinite line of contingencies. And that is what the image does; it records that unique combination.