Artist Statement

For me, the act of photographing is one of looking closer. Something in my surroundings, often something I have passed a million times without noticing it, will call to me, inviting me to look closer. Only in framing that subject and freezing it, will its ‘meaning’, the reason for my photographing it, reveal itself. Whether it is the corners of rooms or hay bales standing in the landscape, my subjects show me something about my place in the world and I hope, by extension, that of the person viewing them. Increasingly, a series will emerge that feels at once urgent and universal: the way corners evoke to me our perennial human need to master our surroundings; the way a stack of hay bales is a kind of monument marking the beginning of the Anthropocene, the era when we humans began to lastingly change the environment.


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