Set Piece

In my Set Piece series, I play with illusion, deception, and ambiguity. The photographs, as always, document what lies in front of the camera, but I believe, they offer more. The first photograph of what became this project, taken in Hollywood Florida, literally and figuratively set the stage. Upon examining this image I found it ripe with suggestion. From here I began to find places that echoed with mystery, places that revealed the unexpected, or places that often times implied a narrative where a drama had or is about to unfold. A deer gazes from the forest, the ocean pushes in, the shoes lead us to a story. Assembling the visual puzzle of light, color, and the jumble of the world, the pictures in Set Piece seek to have the viewer pause…to look, to see, and to imagine.

2008-present