Pull Away
Project info

Photo series in the work. Locations: Canada, Greece, Italy, Cuba.

A continued series seeking to comment on a photographers wish to both document "reality," and impose her / his own subjectivity onto the act.

In the last few years, with so much "controversy" over photographs being "manipulated," from McCurry to World Press Photo Awards, etc., I find that there is quite a lot to be said in this community about the notion of photography and documenting "reality," and "staying as close as possible" to what it is we think we see, or want to see.

In short, I find that the safe arguments tend to lean towards "no manipulation," which, is essentially limiting the photographer's gaze to her / his gear, or "assignment," or whatever.

I am more interested in how photography can break down the "rules" that seem to hound it than I am in following a tradition.