WHAT HAS TRULY RESONATED WITH ME over time is the power of social dialogue to influence our thoughts and actions. In my personal search for meaningful ways to contribute to this dialogue, along with my studies of philosophy and psychology at UCLA, I discovered art.
Photography is much more than a form of aesthetics; it is a critical examination of life and its contents. As an art form, photography is a reflection of all of the complexities that make life both beautiful and interesting. In this sense, photography has real value and I believe it can have a huge impact on how we think and therefore act.
I began my academic pursuit of photography at the age of 14 with traditional black and white darkroom techniques and quickly developed an appreciation of qualities like composition, perspective, texture, and the role of EMOTION.
In time I found that the answers to the HOW and the WHY of our experiences are both complicated and elusive. This led me to a more conceptual approach to photography with an emphasis on the role of cognition. By combining traditional photography with a time exposure technique, my intention is to produce images of the real world that defy our expectations of reality.
My hope is that my art can contribute to our social dialogue by questioning the structure of reality and its meaning. I believe that analysis of our thoughts and choices can help improve life for everyone. Together we can raise social awareness and activism, moving towards a more progressive future.