"A Different Light " is a collection of images created over the last 10 years, exploring and experimenting within the medium of conceptual photography to visually stride the line between light and dark, to create beauty imbued within darkness.
These images and this period in general were crucial to my growth as an artist leading up to today, with many of these pieces acting as milestones on my path to creating the style of imagery that I now work in. Creating many of these pieces helped me develop the confidence to go forward with my craft, shifting from shooting primarily self-portraits alone with little to no preparation when I first started, to eventually shooting others and planning out more intricate photoshoots requiring much more pre-production and post-production in an effort to showcase a somber form of beauty in a different light.
“What are you to the whole, and what is the whole to you?”
"The Masses" is a collection of 7 conceptual photographic images that probe at the relationship and interplay between the individual, the collective, the distinct roles they both hold in modern life, and human behaviour/ psychology.
Through a combination of staging and digital manipulation, these images propose distilled & surreal re-imaginings of the everyday collective happenings of our world. Removed from reality just enough to invoke the uncanny, they hold up a mirror to what we often overlook and accept without question.
While surreal in nature, the images highlight a very real predicament magnified by the dire circumstances we find ourselves in: do we examine, re-construct, or dismantle the collective systems and power structures that divide, isolate, and control us to better serve our species and our planet before it’s too late, or do we capitulate to the existing paradigm and hope for the best?
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