In calculated performances that intersect with photographys documentary potential, I explore ephemeral occurrences. Making such humble events happen is alchemy of sorts, the transformation of the mundane into the poignant. Within the constructed images, I reposition specific celebratory iconography to create minor spectacles. My process requires detailed and elaborate production outside the photographic frame so that what appears within the frame implies simplicity and straightforwardness. It is important to me that these constructions actually exist in the world, if only for the moment in which the photograph is made.
Upcoming Solo Exhibitions
ClampArt, New York, January 2015
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, February 2015
Upcoming Artist Talks
Keene State College, Keene New Hampshire, November 2014
Society for Photographic Education National Conference, New Orleans, LA March 2015
Society for Photographic Education Imagemaker Award
I am honored to be the recipient of the 2015 Imagemaker award. A component of this award is a one month residency at PLAYA in south central Oregon.