Illuminating the ordinary to reveal the extraordinary
Thin polypropylene sheeting draped across a gallery space, illuminated by carefully positioned lights. The lightest air movement within the space causes movement in the plastic sheeting, resulting in unexpected and dramatic changes in the projected image. This cause and effect situation encourages the viewer to interact with work.
Exhibited 2017 - Unintended, SITE 8, RMIT, Melbourne Australia
Group exhibition curated by Jess Clark
Photographic experiments with water, pressure and light.
I have a fascination with boundaries, both the physical boundaries between elements as well as the psychological boundaries of reality. It is this fascination that has influenced this latest work.
These images are the result of experimentations of how light interacts with multiple mediums.
Light is projected through pressurised water and air. Both elements are then vigorously agitated and the projections are then photographed. The resulting images are more reminiscent of illustrations rather than photographic images; soft and delicate, a contradiction to the original subject.
time + space
I am observing this world through limited lenses, but I am influenced by all forces, seen and unseen.
I am searching for something unseen, beyond my reach or understanding.
In the process of developing the previous photographic series, Fate, I become intrigued by the process of capturing an image that was the accumulation of both time and space. The combination of how I moved through the space and the length of time I exposed the sensor opened up an unseen reality. I then started to contemplate what was it I was actuality capturing; was it just an accumulation of light or was it something more, an insight into something or somewhere beyond our perception? This question led onto an increased interest in the scientific understanding of space and time and how it relates to human perception. This growing knowledge is increasingly influencing the process of creating this work.
This series is a continual work in progress.
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A photographic study of sand, wind and water.
These images were taken at one of my favorite places in the world, the west coast of South Australia. Home.
They are a study of the textures created by the moving sand, water and wind. The textures themselves vary from a couple of centimeters to over twenty meters and were all photographed after the sun had set, lit by the twilight.
This is my zen, my meditation. If I could pause the rotation of the planet I could spend hours, days totally lost in the way light interacts and reveles the forces of nature.
The concept of fate has always intrigued me. I have had dreams play themselves out and the only way I can comprehend this experience is to believe that my journey has already been written. I am just along for the ride.
Free will is an illusion.
You have been here before, many times.
The images within this series are a representation of my fate. By letting light travel through the camera over a prolonged amount of time, I am experiencing the outcome of fate. The resulting images are an accumulation of light, time and space. They were always going to be.
You were always going to be.
The universe is continuously, irreversibly changing . The arrow of time is unrelenting. We are all on this journey and our decisions determine our individual experience.
The images within this series represent the irreversibly changing moments that make up this journey. They are continually happening, but most of us are completely unaware of them. We are all capable of incredible possibilities, it just comes down to the accumulation of our moments, experiences and decisions, every one of them.