Traces of Perception
Ever since I entered the darkroom for the first time in 1987, it was obvious to me that photography is about process; and that no matter how calculated and methodic one’s approach to the medium is the photographic process invariably leads to discovery and development.
The creation of camera obscura reflects our understanding about the function of the eye as a body part, however it does not explain why a photographer is compelled to capture a particular instant. I believe that what we see is limited and relative to intelligence. I am always investigating the potential of a photograph beyond the role of storytelling, beyond documenting, beyond cataloging, even beyond capturing. Today’s camera and its peripherals reflect the current stage of human intelligence.
By means of a scientific approach to photography I have developed a system that allows me to see through a photograph the trajectories of light before a recognizable image is formed. I question how much of what we see and thus photograph is determined by our systems of communication. Is language limiting what we understand about what we see?
My photographs document an instant that depicts the relationship between light, space and perception as fluid. The purpose of my photography whether the images are representational or abstract is first and foremost to expand the scope of our vision.