"PHOTOGRAPHY FRAGMENTS TIME; A SINGLE IMAGE IS A VISION OF ONE MOMENT TORN FROM ITS CONTEXT."
- William A. Ewing
As a photographer, I aim to capture movement. I believe movement is the most universally understood method of communication to humans, and the more honest and real that movement is- the more it can speak to those who view it.
My process in creating an image typically begins with the environment I will be shooting in. I prefer to work in natural lighting situations, even if that may mean dark or contrasted images. I evaluate the color scheme of the environment and the concept I’m working on to decide what costuming in necessary for the images, and whether it should compliment or contrast the environment. From there, I create a playlist of music that fits the mood I’m going for, as well as develop a set of improvisational structures that will achieve interesting shapes of the body, with a deeper emotion attached. I believe using this method of improvisation brings depth to the image beyond just dance, and showcases quality of movement, intention, and focus all without seeing the subject actually move.
In my recent projects, I have explored a variety of topics such as: the relationship between life and death, the trails of movement, various aspects of one’s personality, how it feels to have social anxiety, and more. These projects have started as something I’ve personally felt or been distraught by, and needed to express in ways which words cannot through still photographic galleries. These works often focus on the individual within a community, and puts an emphasis on internal thoughts over external presentation.