The work Iíve been
creating for the past three years has taken me on an exploration of
light and color, and that is exactly what photography isóthe process
of recording light, but my work is, by no means, limited to this
definition. I am in constant search of more than just perfect natural
lighting situations for landscapes. I intend to show coincidences
within the elements of composition as well, such as balance, unity,
color, contrast & wide tonal range, shape & form and more.
Within the elements of composition comes something even greater to me:
The developments, manipulations, alterations, and overall disturbance
that humans have caused to our environments. The past thousand years
have shown drastic change of these natural environments because of the
exponential increase in our population and our expansive living areas.
My work is not objectively about this idea, but rather, it ties
together the natural beauty of landscapes with our intrusive
structures and how the two entities interact and exist with one
another in some sort of balance. I donít want to make nature look
glorified and I donít want to make sterile objects look ugly or
unappealing, but I do want to incorporate both elements into a harmony
of visual balance that mimic one another so that viewers are aware of
issues within the context of each image.
I also intend to provide visual coincidences of each opposite in
harmony or in contrast with one another. Viewers should decide on
their own views and ideas rather than relying on the artistís
intensions, which I have, ironically, now provided.