artist’s statement

My interest has always been piqued at the triple point of aesthetics, curiosity, and science. My photography is usually driven either by the asthetically pleasing sense of depth of field found in macrophotography (I may have been influenced by The World magazine game of a photo so close up it’s difficult to tell what it is), or by the colorful results of a Harris shutter-like recombination of multiple photos.

Snowflakes are among my favorite subjects, the unique complexity of each one is driven by the way temperature and pressure alter ice crystal formation as it falls to Earth. I could easily spend my entire life photographing snowflakes, so I suppose luckily for me there are a very limited number of opportunities each season to capture them.

For the last two years I’ve mostly focused on colorful photos, produced by taking 3 or 7 photos in a row, and then dropping colors from each and recombining them into a single colorful result, mimicking a technique used in early color photography, before the advent of color film. I also love to explore nature and mathematics, though as far as themes go mathematics plays little or no role in my photography. With the purchase of a tilt-shift adapter & a fast lens on a sensitive camera I’ve become enthralled with tilted photos with shallow depth of field as well. I’ve also made an effort to capture particularly dark subjects, including fireflies and meteor showers (I caught 9 Geminids and 6 Orionids).

This year I’ve focused on arachnehedron sculptures which begin as polyhedra that are then stellated and woven through themselves in elaborate ways.