Brooklyn, NY, United States
The school at International Center of PhotografphyUniversity of Toronto
My artistic practice is informed by the joint intersection of my work as a photographer, and my formal training in the biological and anthropological sciences. I work at the juncture of these disciplines, focusing in on capturing evidence as images that have the power to articulate our ever-changing relationship with the natural world. In both science and photography the act of collection is universal. Whether specimen or subject, the collection process allows one to categorize, control, and critically describe one’s findings, and contribute them to the collective work of others in the field. I find that this process allows me to engage my audience with contemporary social and environmental themes, ranging from the commonplace to the esoteric. As a calculated investigation, my projects document and bear witness to important social, political and ecological issues; through highlighting the beautiful and the bizarre, and retaining the precision and experimentation of the scientific perspective, I offer a vantage point on these subjects that can destabilize, challenge and provoke.
Land levels ... rising? By focusing on a strange natural phenomenon in Alaska, this beautiful and thoughtful series shows how nature always proves more complex than our simplified, politicized understandings of it.