THE INVERSIONS SERIES (2013-2015)
It is the sense of the unknown, those surrealistic moments in life, when the familiar become the unfamiliar, and when we truly question what we see. It is these moments that I relish and build my work around. I want to challenge the eye of my viewers and have them see more than what is in front of them, more than just one image. While there’s no doubt that conventional photographs have symmetrical elements, my work is concerned with not only capturing pre‐existing symmetries but also imposing these elements onto asymmetric subject matter. Through this process in my landscapes, I create new images through a sort of pattern‐making. Viewing these patterns reveals their complications. Through these multidimensional, disorienting elements, I continually seek to explore a tension between order and chaos, the real and unreal, and the unknown. In addition to those ideas I also work around this theme of repurposing. Multiple exposures have always been used to combine two different images into one, but I choose to use this function in a way other than its original intention. So with multiple exposures I'd rather create new images out of the same scenery instead of just overlapping two different images.
My film inversions are created in a different manner. I begin by selecting my negative and I determine how much time the image needs for correct exposure. I create these inversions by exposing the same image onto resin coated paper and then changing the orientation of the paper after I expose the first image.