These photographs are not manipulated in either the camera or computer, rather they are seen through the lens, working with reflections in mirrors. Though I am a traditional photographer, my images are not at all traditional. My work is not a literal rendition of the body but more interpretive, and at its best, poetic and mythological.
The bold, dramatic red hue that I discovered in the very early years of working with color has been wonderful to work with, and since 2019 it has been a consistent characteristic in most of my images. As 2022 began, I felt inspired to change the color palette I've grown to be so familiar with. I started experimenting with subtler, more subdued tones, coinciding with a softer, more ethereal feeling to the images overall. The transition has been similar to the one from the hard edges of the mirrors in the early 2000's to the soft, simplified elegance of the water in 2005. While I'm still working in the studio and with the mirrors, the lines have been blurred, and the connections have become less distinct. The way forms began to interact while simultaneously merging with one another in 2021 is pushed even further, coming together in mysterious, insubstantial darkness.