is a photographer based in NEW YORK, USA
Shaking off the shackles of ambivalence, stumbling blindly forward: my photographs deconstruct a subversive approach to fragmentary composites reflecting autobiographically on the performance of the photographic medium itself a mediated edification of ruptured reified societal structures to which it adheres albeit unwillingly.
I am joking.
I am joking.
I was born into a conservative American midwestern family and started taking pictures and developing my black and white film when I was eleven years old. At fifteen I believed I was an artist and wanted to study photography, but it was a dream deferred. For the past fifty years I have been teaching myself photography and hope to enjoy another twenty-five years practicing what I have learned.
All of my photographs are experiments in metaphor, using light and shadow. In this portfolio, the subjects are acrobats, actors, artist models, dancers, dominatrices, musicians, scientists, and students. If portraiture is a collaboration of personalities, each of these photographs is a metaphor for conversation, between the subject and herself, the subject and the camera, the subject and me and, ultimately, the subject and you.