The subjects in my work present themselves as objects discovered in their natural places of existence. My visual language consists of the formal vocabulary of photography, a democratic approach to subject matter, and the use of deadpan composition.

However, I also aim to question the relationship between the viewer and the subject. While the simplicity of each photograph articulates itself as an honest moment in time, there is an undercurrent of tension between the viewer’s true acceptance of a document of time and his or her questioning of how innocent the moment truly is.

A closer investigation of each image yields further questions that turn the viewer’s examination upon him or herself. How did the subjects end up where they are? Will they remain as they are indefinitely, or do they represent transitory moments in time? What are the signs that point one way or the other? I seek to engage not only what is outside of the frame of each photo but also what is outside of the photograph itself.