Artist Statement

Surrealism lies at the heart of the photographic enterprise: in the very creation of a duplicate world, of a reality in the second degree, narrower but more dramatic than the one perceived by natural vision.                                                                                                                              

Susan Sontag

I’m fascinated by the connection between time and the photograph. Photography’s ability to capture multiple seconds in a singular frame- allows time to shrink and stretch as it does in our own experiences. We all feel and measure time differently in our minds and time itself can only ever be an abstract concept due wholly human factors which skew its authenticity in the same manner as the abstraction of the image produced.  The camera, for me, is both tool and time machine. Through lucid frames I can become a memory, a story, an invention, or illusion. I can be the dream that felt real or the real event retold. I can be my grandmother, your father, your leader or your slave. I can be everyone at once and yet no one at all.

 

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