The human hand is prone to leaving a mark, and this mark inevitably becomes the way in which we attempt to explain our condition.  More often than not others see this mark and relate to it in some minuscule way whether directly or indirectly.  The moment captured and its relation to the viewer often form a tight bond, a brotherhood of permanence in thought, whereas the narrative of the mark becomes a scenario for the viewer to insert their own ideas.
 

Control

B&W inkjet prints on matte paper

Gamma Gamma Gallery

November 2011

An investigation on the various forms of control between a photographer and subject.  Whether it’s the self awareness of the subject when being photographed or the way the photographer can manipulate images before and after creating them. 

Disintegration

Mixed Media artworks

Kleven Contemporary

July 2011

Long gone are the days of handwritten letters, home baked cookies, and solitary walks in the park.  Have you forgotten how to communicate with your hands, your body, your voice?  Have you forgotten how to be alone?  These new works offer a meditation on moments we all have; using transitory materials to bring the audience back to a simpler reality.  

The emptiness of conventional expectations. 

Mixed media artworks

Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition UNLV 09’

Black and White Portraits

11 x 14

Silver Gelatin Prints

Beautiful boys

16” x 20” 

Chromogenic Prints

Portraits in Yellow

16” x 20”

Chromogenic Prints

A farewell to arms

20” x 24”

scanned photographs

Archival Inkjet prints

Image one:  

And this was the price you paid for sleeping together.  This was the end of the trap.  This was what people got for loving each other.

Image two:

"There, darling. Now you’re clean inside and out. Tell me. How many people have you ever loved?"  "Nobody."  "Not even me?"  "Yes you."  "How many others really?"   "None."  "How many have you—how do you say it?—stayed with?"  "None."  "You’re lying to me."  "Yes." "It’s all right.  Keep on lying to me.  That’s what I want you to do."

Image three:

If people bring so much courage to the world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them.  The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken place.  But those that will not break it kills.  It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially.  If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too, but there will be no special hurry.  

Image four:  

But we were never lonely and  never afraid when we were together.  I know that the night is not the same as the day; that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for the lonely once their loneliness has started.    

The human hand is prone to leaving a mark, and this mark inevitably becomes the way in which we attempt to explain our condition.  More often than not others see this mark and relate to it in some minuscule way whether directly or indirectly.  The moment captured and its relation to the viewer often form a tight bond, a brotherhood of permanence in thought, whereas the narrative of the mark becomes a scenario for the viewer to insert their own ideas.
 

Control

B&W inkjet prints on matte paper

Gamma Gamma Gallery

November 2011

An investigation on the various forms of control between a photographer and subject.  Whether it’s the self awareness of the subject when being photographed or the way the photographer can manipulate images before and after creating them. 

Disintegration

Mixed Media artworks

Kleven Contemporary

July 2011

Long gone are the days of handwritten letters, home baked cookies, and solitary walks in the park.  Have you forgotten how to communicate with your hands, your body, your voice?  Have you forgotten how to be alone?  These new works offer a meditation on moments we all have; using transitory materials to bring the audience back to a simpler reality.  

The emptiness of conventional expectations. 

Mixed media artworks

Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition UNLV 09’

Black and White Portraits

11 x 14

Silver Gelatin Prints

Beautiful boys

16” x 20” 

Chromogenic Prints

Portraits in Yellow

16” x 20”

Chromogenic Prints

A farewell to arms

20” x 24”

scanned photographs

Archival Inkjet prints

Image one:  

And this was the price you paid for sleeping together.  This was the end of the trap.  This was what people got for loving each other.

Image two:

"There, darling. Now you’re clean inside and out. Tell me. How many people have you ever loved?"  "Nobody."  "Not even me?"  "Yes you."  "How many others really?"   "None."  "How many have you—how do you say it?—stayed with?"  "None."  "You’re lying to me."  "Yes." "It’s all right.  Keep on lying to me.  That’s what I want you to do."

Image three:

If people bring so much courage to the world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them.  The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken place.  But those that will not break it kills.  It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially.  If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too, but there will be no special hurry.  

Image four:  

But we were never lonely and  never afraid when we were together.  I know that the night is not the same as the day; that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for the lonely once their loneliness has started.    

About:

An exploration of fear, my own fear and the fears of others. The fears we subconsciously acquire during childhood and that follow each and every one of us into adulthood. Our Gods and Demons never disappear they merely obtain new names.

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