As a photographer one rarely finds them self in front of a camera, which has lead me to personally feel uncomfortable when in front of the one. This uncomfortable feeling has caused me to question what it means to be the muse and as the photographer do I have the right to ask someone to expose their vulnerability for the sake of my art. To create truly great work it needs to be honest and to share/expose true vulnerability with the camera and the world. So in order to gain a true understand of the vulnerability that I ask from my muses I turned the camera on my self. With this I am asking my self to not only think of what image I would like to capture but to expose my self to that feeling of vulnerability that is placed on the muse while in front of the camera.
Shot on 35mm and 6x7 medium format BW, Prints 17x22 silver gelatin fiber
The Color Burgundy
This body of work explores the feeling of being trapped in a state of isolation. Not just being engulfed in loneliness but embodying aimless, disjointed, lost and trapped in the unknown.
Shot on 35mm BW, Prints 17x22 silver gelatin resin coated
Work inspired by the California coast and the people who glide amongst the waves
A Long Way to Canada
Photos captured on a road trip from Tofino British Columbia down to Santa Cruz California.
Capturing portraits of people in their natural state offering up vulnerability of ones self