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.