Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Artist Statement

I began to take photography seriously around the same time that my father had his first heart attack, 12 years ago. I vividly remember seeing an x-ray of his heart and the complex patterns of its dye-filled veins; it affected me on many levels, including artistically. A winter study of tree branches followed.

Since that time I have alternated between subjects that use patterns and texture to hide or reveal emotion and meaning, and subjects which are simple and uncluttered that act as a counterpart to my other photos of layered disorder.

I currently have a studio in the Northrup King Building in the Northeast Minneapolis arts district. I continue to shoot various projects, including and ongoing study of water as a representation of the balance of illness and recovery, unassuming local landmarks, and the Minnesota Rollergirls roller derby team.

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Minneapolis, MN, United States
Photographer/Artist based in Mpls, MN. I have a studio in the NE Arts District--Studio #274 at the Northrup King Bldg, 1500 Jackson St NE. I photograph elements of nature to explore color, shape, and composition. My goal is to capture images of the nature around me in a way that explodes (or seaps) with beauty. If that nature is in a vacant city lot, all the better. (All images Copyrighted. Use permitted with permission).

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