Hello, I would like to mess with your head. Not in a malicious way, but in a way that exposes something about us all.
Below is a set of photos that constitute an experiment on the you, the perspective viewer, and my hope is that they will elicit difference responses from each person that views them. I'm curious about exploring the perspectives of the irrational aspects of human nature. An exploration into un-reason, if you will; a chance to let the side of us that isn't logical come to the fore. I would very much like them to help, if not coerce, you to feel something; to make you question, to pause, perhaps to feel uneasy, though not altogether unsafe. I perceive a sort of implied balance between order and chaos, a shifting border where front lines will be decided and entrenched by you, the viewer.
The process I use to create these images remains the same for each; yet the results of that process always culminates differently. I discovered the process by accident and have proceeded to refine and simplify it, while capturing and preserving as much of the dynamic transition between order and chaos as I can. These photographs illustrate that complexity may emerge from simplicity, and that controlled methods can nonetheless produce the unexpected and organic outcomes. As a people and a culture we all go through a similar process growing up. We are educated, measured, and truncated through uniformly structured manners, materials, and principles. Yet we do not grow up homogenized clones, products of systems and laws. After all of this social indoctrination we still individually see things differently, react differently, chose differently, perceive differently.
I aim for my photographic efforts to continue to expose and emphasize these differences between us, irrational or primordial as these may be, because these differences define us as individuals, unique and unpredictable.
These are low-resolution versions. The originals are 2600x3900 and can be printed up to 8-2/3"x13". Unfortunately the web doesn't do the colors in them justice and you really need to see a print to appreciate them.