Artist Statement

I am trying to explore and emphasis the inherent malleability of photographic visual information – specifically, the forms of product and lifestyle advertisements, fashion and travel narratives. To show how flawed and precarious human meaning is – with the hope that we would take better care and time when looking and seeing one another.

The signs and symbols in photographically-produced images have the appearance of stability, of being and looking natural or real. But they are heavily context dependent, interconnected and man-made. They are steeped in decision-making. I am interested in exploring the edges of these things – in interrupting the materials primary function of authority and believability and to create a new image that still uses methods of depiction while at the same time does not re-enforce the original visual function of the material.