My work has stemmed from an interest in landscape photography, spatial relationships and minimalism. I am fascinated by the magnitude of space, scale, perspective and the way light falls on the landscape. Using the camera as a tool, the medium of photography assists in the exploration of landscapes formed by nature and intertwined with human traces. Objects and places that are not noticeable, even overlooked, unveil their beauty through the fluid and soft use of light.
My work is minimalistic: simple, uncomplicated and void of clutter. This evokes a sense of serenity, spaciousness and clarity. Compositions are carefully balanced through framing. Long exposures strip away distractions through the symphony of movement and time. The viewers attention is directed to the still elements, dominant within this unending motion.
Finished photographs are the result of meticulous attention to detail, combining research into locations with the sensitive technique of long exposure photography. Every step of the process is controlled and calculated. As the shutter is held open for a period of time, the scene in front of the lens continuously replaces itself upon the digital sensor. The final image is a synthesis of past moments merged into one frame. The layers of motion otherwise indistinguishable to the eye become apparent.
There is a feeling of being an observer because the scenes portray an openness that invites the viewer to look in. The camera becomes an extension of myself and, therefore, the experience of discovery involves the photographer, viewer and the act of photography. What I reveal to the viewer is a representation of what I photographed: a dramatic pause in time, a record of my experience at the moment the shutter is held open. While viewers are limited by my perspective, they are able to form their own connection with the environment captured in the photograph.