Inspired by shadows and streetlights, I photograph the natural world under a cloak of darkness. My camera, tripod, and I can be found exploring long exposures equally in the heat of summer, as well as the chill of winter. My passion for photography is rooted in the solitude and stillness found after sunset. My art awakens with a thought - a location - a place to carve my creative path. The raw, natural progression of photographs transcends my intent and guides my art and thoughts towards a more narrow focus for a project. Comparing my work to that of photographer Todd Hido, one can see similarities in subject matter and style.
Photographed over a succession of 3 evenings, XX Album Remake combines characteristics of the tangible, my love of music, and visual imagery. My intention was to reconstruct the album and cover in a unique way. Using medium-density fiberboard, I assembled a box with a hinged top and lined it with velvet. I converted the original compact disc of songs to digital files, which were then individually cut onto eleven 7” records. The journey from photograph to project completion began at the frosty banks of Lake Harriet on a frigid, rainy March evening and ended 3 days later in the center of the city, surrounded by skyscrapers and the glow of the moon. The photographs that encircle the box narrate a story about the transition from suburban to urban, from simple to complex, and from childhood to adulthood.