Photography enables me to question and speak to the world in a unique way - it is a way of having wordless conversations with what stops and forces me to look deeper. I am interested in exploring American culture by looking at what is acquired, collected and often cherished; and question how we deal with consumption.
I’m interested in the idea of order and disorder and of making sense of it through different compositions. Idiosyncrasies are often revealed as well as unexpected relationships through the placement of objects, text and the scale of the scene.
Whether an item from a loved one, a souvenir, or something that’s pulled off the street – I connect to different things through my interests, memory, humor, culture, irony, and sometimes solely for their craftsmanship. The notion or adage of “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure” is one that interests me psychologically and culturally on many levels.
As I travel through these spaces, I recognize that the objects themselves also present the idea of travel…travel in the sense of looking within others and myself by exploring ones’ surroundings and personal space. I’m very interested in the idea of the – sense of place.