Abstraction has attracted me throughout my photographic practice and is the thread that unites diverse bodies of work. Through abstraction I discover essential forms within my subjects. These forms are innately linked to how we see, organize and understand our world.
The Illumitones photographs purposely reveal little about the particulars of the subject. As my desire is for the resulting images to be more about what the photograph becomes than what it is “of”, I have chosen to uwork with only one object. I am interested in the ambiguity that abstract images can create. Ambiguity and its possibility for individual interpretation lead me to several more questions: How much information does an image need to be successful? How much will the viewers fill in on their own? Where is the balance struck?