These images are born in protest of the principles surrounding conventional photography. My perception of the human experience does not occur within the time allowed by the shutter of a camera. This is much too large an idea to be compressed into a neatly packaged, spotless, dust-free rectangle. Assembling a succession of photographs in a way that can be either deliberate or spontaneous enables me to create portraiture that more accurately captures the essence of humanity, a truly participatory event that does not rely on the camera alone. A lot happens between the taking of a photograph and the making of a print, a time in which my ideas grow and solidify as the object evolves.
Like a plastic surgeon who breaks a nose or jawbone to create one that is more idealistic, I deconstruct and individual piece by piece and reassemble them so that the true human emotional or mental state can explode. This is an exploration, and exposé of the deeper recesses of the psyche. My work creates a complex, troubled, and scarred vision. The foundation of my work is to re-create images so that they are an illustration of the heightened emotional states-desire, lust, rage. The duality of the human condition thrives in my work, celebrated and exposed, not trapped within a single click of the shutter.