Location: Phoenix, Az, United States
The intricate play between perception and reality is the core of my work as a visual storyteller.
My most recent series called Constructed Realities is made up of fictional scenes, drawn from cinematic and literary influences, built with 1/12 scale size sets and props. This work involves a multi-tiered creative process that includes a crafted narrative, built environments and photographs that serve as the final document of the work.
Each finished photograph contains elements of mystery and a general sense of unease. The work is made to evoke a response where the viewer is compelled to know more about what is happening and question everything. The clues that I present in my images are intended to be like a detective story where the reader feels compelled to turn the next page. I beg the viewer to feel the mist in the air, smell the rain and sense the excitement before embarking on an adventure where they are unsure of what may lie ahead.
As the series progresses, questions are meant to arise for the viewer as the scale is not revealed but only hinted at. There are times the 4th wall appears to break but the hidden hand is never fully revealed. The delicate play between perception and reality is the core of this work.