(Waiting for the Light; Light (weight) as in levitation)

I am yearning for the unfamiliar rather than the known.

Photography can lead us astray; it can entice us into an uncanny realm. Using light, it allows us to see through the screen of reality to another reality beyond. Often my "beings" seem to levitate between two realities, bridging and separating at the same time. The stories I tell through photography are truthful or fictitious as need be as I search for the unique and the personal.

In this series I am engaging the human figure directly while allowing an enigmatic otherness to manifest itself. I am exploring the strange and complicated nature of being human in a natural world. While creating this work, I engaged metaphor and symbolism to suggest a story that is to be completed by the viewer.

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light wait - spring 2008