Lonely Fruit Loop
Photography as a medium captures a moment of physical reality. As an artist it would seem that photography has some extreme limitations, because my work addresses the non physical portion of the human existence. However it’s the nonnegotiable presentation of reality I find imperative to my voice. It has been my struggle and my pleasure to try photographing loneliness, love, anger, hope, and forgiveness. My greatest challenge is the reception of the work is completely relative to the audience. I’m drawing from my own reactions and memories, but no one else has experienced my life, and therefore, the viewers reaction to my work can be completely different than I intended.
I construct “stages” to be photographed that are reminiscent of “moments that meant something”. I feel that most of who we are as individuals is comprised from these moments. Our memories aren’t like film strips that continuously play from beginning to end. I feel it’s more like flashes of time. It’s these moments of understanding that stick with us, and shape us. I think that’s beautiful.