Points of Departure
In recent years, I have been working in a new way, I am first creating an image in my mind and then finding and or building the components that go into the make up of the final image. The direction these photographs are taking arise in part out of my many years of work as a cinematographer, shooting both commercial and dramatic film/video with particular attention being given to both the lighting and staging.
Over the course of a few years I began to make notes and small drawings based on ideas that occurred to me filling the margins with the details of their creation.
Eventually my drawing book contained in detail 90% of the information necessary for the creation of each photograph leaving very few surprises to be solved during the production phase and so I began.