Having spent many years exploring artistic mediums I truly feel photography speaks to me in a way that no other has. It is the medium that brings together my collected knowledge and skill in the arts in a way that rejuvenates and refreshes me. I still work in several mediums, only now, the work helps me to create unique concepts and fantasy worlds when combined with my photography.
In my conceptual work, I use a digital layering process in which collected and hand-painted imagery is blended with a styled shoot. For the styled shoots, I source locations and costumes, actively involving the model in the process. We collaborate in the planning stage and on set. I paint textures and craft props that are added to the digital collage process. The collected images are often from ancient European architecture which adds a sense of time and history to the final piece. Intertwining and blending such diverse elements helps me express complex human emotions experienced by many cultures.