I am interested in photography because it’s a medium with a particular relationship to reality. In photography, we always cut-out a scene – elements or fragments from reality; and photographs have a very particular effect as they play with veracity. They can be used as evidence, but at the same time, they can be used as a persuasive tool. The author of the photographs and/or the author who relates the narrative around the photographs (sometimes they are the same person, sometimes separated) often has a very dominant presence – influencing their audience.
Where is your studio exactly and how long have you been working there? My studio is in the attic of a little row house where I live in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. I have been working here since April 2011.
"…it is my intention to open the door and let people wander around in this world on their own terms. My job is to simply set the tone and parameters, while leaving plenty of latitude for unique interactions with the work. This can be difficult for some readers, and seen as vague or noncommittal, but this freedom (or acknowledgement of the unknowable) is at the heart of what I’m trying to do, and not a position arrived at by default." RON JUDE, Fires, a conversation with Ron Jude
"This is a strange life of books that you enter alone as a writer, mapping an unknown territory that arises as you travel. If you succeed in the voyage, other enter after, one at a time, also alone, but in communication with your imagination, traversing your route. Books are solitudes in which we meet." REBECCA SOLNIT, The Faraway Nearby
BETWEEN THE SHELL is a new landmark in the chronicle of American Suburbia. It re-wires perception; it’s a world at once intensely familiar and entirely nonsensical, full of retro-colours and synthetic fabrics; of fast food and fake finishes; of plastics and hygiene. It’s a packaged world – wrapped, enclosed, hermetic and of indeterminate purpose. It’s a world where a sense of the absurd might be the only antidote to madness, and where you have no idea if you’re safer in or out. - HotShoe International (Issue 185)