ARTIST STATEMENT

I’m inspired to create beautiful images that touch the sublime. My aim is to create images that are fresh, alive, and vibrant. I want my photographs to reach out and grab the viewer, hook them with an emotion or mood, then lift them up to a higher state of transcendence.

I achieve this by pushing beyond the traditional vocabulary of photography. I go right to the edge of what’s technically possible so I can capture the energy and essence of my subject. Current technology allows me to layer multiple photographs, which creates an enormous file. My images could not have been made five years ago because the technology couldn’t handle it.

Each photograph has a painterly quality, a result of taking multiple still images or moments in time, which I then manipulate digitally to create images that transcend time and bring out the inner light of the subject. They aren’t paintings • but they aren’t exactly still photographs in the traditional sense either.