some pieces within are parts of larger projects. others are one off images seen in the comings and goings of life. all are an attempt to change my perspective from the editorial and corporate work pursued in between travels. the artistic pursuits, in film and digital, inform my professional work in pushing boundaries for my clients.
work in progress: to be out of focus the subject in a photograph must not appear as intended, this is misconstrued as "sharp". in this series, the subjects are focused as intended to illustrate our world not as you see it but as I do.
in 2010 I traveled to israel to create portraits of christians, jews, and muslims in jerusalem-- east, west, and old. each morning i loaded 12 sheets of 5x7 film into their holders and sought out a new neighborhood and waited. speaking no hebrew or arabic i waited for those that approached me and I simply asked to take their portrait. The young, the old, the religious, and the secular all stood for me so you could see residents of a riven city.
in the afternoons, and after i used all of my film, i chose a different kind of camera altogether, an iPhone. no camera is more ubiquitous than the smart phone and its lens draws no eyes and no questions. i sought out quirks of color, composition, texture, and people. this choice of camera freed me interacting with those i wished to remain unknown to. with the iPhone i sought little slices of life free from my influence.