I am inspired by transformations and transitions that occur within nature, people and music.
My photographic opportunities often arrive unexpectedly and I am always fascinated by how our perception of time alternates with various life experiences. I hope my work travels beyond graphic emotional impact and that it will provoke and sustain a subtle dialogue with the viewer.
With my current series, Hydrology: Visions in Ice, my goal was to share with viewers the ephemeral mystery that occurs when water transforms into ice in
a natural setting. The resulting formations are surprisingly dynamic, organically expressive and complex, and pose more questions than are revealed beyond an aesthetic perspective in our relationship with the most basic element that sustains us all.
I was fascinated by the elaborate, unpredictable and beautiful shapes. These formed and morphed on a small lake in a city park over a few days as winter temperatures started to descend and the crystallization process began and then further, gradually evolving into mysterious patterns of solid ice announcing the arrival of winter.I photographed this project through the use of long exposure times at night to eliminate glare during the day which allowed me to retain detail and texture.
This new photobook is a collection of accidental mash-ups of overlapping images that first appeared 10 years ago (as single images) in the brilliant, anarchic photobook, Ghetto, by the creative duo Adam Broomberg & Olivier Chanarin. You have to see it to appreciate the irony, artfulness and humor of these chance creations.
Camera reality is different from what we see with our eyes — so why not push that kind of vision even further to imagine what it might be like to live on a distant Earth-like planets aglow with wildly different colors than we experience here?
Using reflective surfaces of all shapes and sizes, in simple yet splendid ways, these portraits offer brief moments of contemplative beauty.
Dramatic, yet also intimate, black-and-white images capture daily life within prisons scattered throughout Belgium, challenging us to consider how we treat the wayward members of our society.