*not a political suggestion one way or the other- captured history in the making. I am incredibly inspired by the works of Vivian Mair and Diane Arbus- their work speaks to me. I enjoy studying an image and dissecting what’s living in the frame. What prompted the click of the shutter? What did the artist feel in the moment? As the viewer, I want to feel something from an image. That’s been my philosophy as I have evolved in the art. I no longer care to take the shots that are manufactured and lifeless. Anyone can take a snapshot of a doctored moment. Perfect isn’t real- so trying capturing a rendition of it doesn’t appeal to me. I’ll leave that to the artists who do feel something in that. I want to be pushed creatively, otherwise, I will fall in the rut of monotony.
The above project was a small project I worked on. Street photography is much harder than I thought. I didn’t want to exploit, especially given the sensitivities of today’s culture. However, at the same time, I did’t want to interrupt the seamlessness of moment. Some of the subjects above, I asked permission. I’m not sure Vivian ever did, studying her subjects suggests she did not.