"One should photograph objects, not only for what they are but for what else they are"
The Kami Series:
In my photographic practice, I find myself in places that draw me closer to something greater than myself. It can be an urban gutter or a pristine forest. The Kami, like other mythical beings, provide a variety of lenses to help us comprehend the phenomena of our world.
Kami is from the Japanese Shinto philosophy, which, in broad terms, means “a life- force energy that resides in all things.” The sun, moon, mountains, and ocean are considered a Kami, as well as smaller things, such as stones, dirt, creeks, and other natural objects. There are some Kami that are associated with certain locations, and others that reflect more humanist traits. One could compare Kami with other concepts such as spirits, fairies, nymphs, ghosts, or supernatural beings.