1998 - 2002
18.25” edition of 10, 24” edition of 10, 40” edition of 3
The camera lens makes it possible for the eye to see variations of focus. In this series of images I use shallow focus to highlight selected elements over others. This technique influences the viewer’s sense of space, texture and scale within the frame. The elements in soft focus tend to recede and fall beyond the reach of vision or memory. In contrast, the sharply focused elements anchor the image and come forward.
Creating new visual relationships between the forms inside the frame allows me to transform what I see physically into a representation of my sensory experience. Taken of nature and other familiar subjects, these photographs both reference and confuse the viewer’s prior knowledge, requiring more associative than literal interpretation.