ARTIST STATEMENT

My aim is to exploit the absurdities of this world—to laugh at it, revel in it, rage against it, and wonder at it.  It is my way of making sense out of it all.

Photography is about truth, even when it isn't true.  You look at it with different expectations than other art mediums, looking for what is real, what is truth.  The first questions when approaching a photograph rooting in fact, the 'what' and 'where', while other mediums such as painting, sculpture, and ceramics, is 'why' and 'how'.  I choose photography for this reason.  I have an analytical mind, and my camera, darkroom and computer allow me to quite literally capture an absurdity, pin it down and study it.  

Obsession, place, identity-- subjects I regularly explore-- I feel I see them all differently than the mainstream.  They are odd and unpredictable, but in their complexity is a truth, and it is almost always absurd.

People Mover station, Detroit

People Mover station, Detroit