32″ x 18″
“I have explored many mediums as a photographer including 35mm, Polaroid, alternative processes, and digital. But all comes back to the same vision. I am capturing a moment. Freezing time in place forever. I view this as a unique aspect of the artist. People do not normally get to remember something exactly how it is, so I try to capture things how I feel them.
Whether achieved through digital or traditional methods, I apply textures and tones to bring out qualities in my subjects that suggest a surreal, dream-like state. I hope this makes the viewer aware of the subject in an unusual way. That the qualities of the bridge make the viewer feel how the bridge, although not alive, is like an ageless sentinel that has helped countless people cross from side to side. That even before it was bridge it was something else, and like our memories of the bridge, it will alter and wear away with time.”
“I really enjoyed this piece. The texture, the atmosphere, the kind of quality of the space that you’re bringing out is really, really cool. And it’s funny one of my favorite parts about it is, you’re doing such a bold thing with the composition where like the whole bottom of the piece is pretty much just, the floor. But the textures and the light and the subtlety of variation between the lightest light and the darkest dark you’re bringing out in there, it’s really exciting to look through.
I think the problem that I’m having with this piece is there are so many points of high contrast and bright light, that I’m not quite sure where you want the focal point to be. Considering where you want our eyes to go as viewers and then balancing that piece out a little bit more, I think it really takes this piece to the next level.
Above all, you really showing a nice knowledge of using lines to guide the viewer’s eye through the piece. I think overall, I think this piece is really nice, most of all the textures in the atmosphere.”