The Nothingness of Formality
The Abstraction of Reality
"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is capture forever... It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."
Using everyday objects found on the street and capturing the image as an abstractions, I use sources of positive against negative, curved against straight, and against lights to look at the emotional subjugation of my own craziness to bring an order of simplicity to my world.
Men In Living Rooms
Men In Living Rooms series exposes and explores my concept of the ‘everyman’ in his domestic sphere through the use of photography. Using the living room and its surroundings as a reference to a person’s being, the room can – but in many instances does not necessarily – define him. My work explores the use of the male nude in contemporary position within the context of art history. I believe the living room is a staple of American life. My fascination with situation comedies (sit com) that became prevalent in the 1970 and ‘80s, introduced the American public to a different social, economic, racial, and gender identities with the family through these shows by placing the setting in the living rooms. By employing the use of digital imaging and large format printing in the construction of this body of work, I am portraying gay men as everyone’s equal.
Male Nudes plays with the nude male form while the light is used as a subject within the nudes. Baroque paintings are an inspiration for both the compositions and lighting setup. While questioning poses that are often associated with the female nude I play with the idea of masculine versus feminine.
As this is an on going project, I am always interested in photographing every body type. If you would like to pose please contact me through the contact information page.