Garry Winogrand is famous for having said that he made photographs so that he could “see what things look like photographed”. In doing so, he made the lives of thousands of future photographers more difficult by laying claim to the most concise artist statement in the history of the medium. My own personal take on that mode of thought is that I make photographs to see things as I wish they were in reality. My visual sensibilities are cast from a combined love of renaissance art, the photojournalist greats, the post-war Japanese Provoke school, and a lifelong obsession with modernist and minimalist design.
The camera acts as my interface between the world, and my desires. As such very little of my work has anything to do with banality, and nothing to do with things I don’t care about. I am naturally drawn to strong instances of line, contrast, and the relation of physical geometric form in the image to the inherent geometry of composition. The majority of my work is produced on film, using both the darkroom and digital methods to create my prints, depending on the desired result.
Her Justice Benefit Photography Auction, New York City, May 2015
The Nature of Images, with Richard M. Mikkelson, Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls, NY, April 2015
Arts in Bushwick Benefit Auction, New York City, May 2014
Her Justice Benefit Photography Auction, New York City, April 2014
The Quarterly Art Soirée, Webster Hall, New York City, December 2013
Pattern and Texture, LARAC Annual Juried Exhibition, Glens Falls, New York, October-November 2013
Art From The Heart 2013, Gowanus Loft, New York City, October 2013
Tensor / Tessera, Temporal: A Pop-Up Gallery, Ithaca, New York, June-August 2013
Tensor / Tessera, BFA Thesis Exhibition at Alfred University, Alfred, New York, May 2013
Her Justice Benefit Photography Auction, New York City, April 2013
The Best of SUNY, Student Exhibition, State University Plaza, Albany, New York, Spring 2012
The Quarterly Art Soirée, Webster Hall, New York City, August 2011
Selected Works, Terra Cotta Coffee House, Alfred, New York, November 2010 - May 2011