I am working with the Google Photo Sphere/Street View app and my smartphone’s camera in a new way. The resulting images are disassembled and reconstructed 360° scenes created by subverting the normal process for creating digital panoramas. They represent what I think of as a new kind of computational photographic “seeing”. Created entirely in-camera -- much like other straight photographs -- they are the result of a dynamic interaction between my vision and the camera app’s AI. Instead of depicting the world in a realistic documentary fashion, the finished images playfully bend space and time to create immersive abstract views that reinterpret reality and are filled with a dizzying sense of beauty and mystery. The finished prints are available up to 72" x 144".
These images are part of the Drag portfolio of images of Washington, DC based drag queens. They are finished in two sizes: 42"x63" and 80"x120".
Greetings! I live and work in Arlington, VA and my work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the US and abroad. I have also been the recipient of several grants including an Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer's Fellowship, a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Individual Fellowship, and a Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grant.
I’m always looking for ways to see things in a new way. From medium format black and white to abstracted still-life images of food to close-ups of people in the studio I love to explore ways to engage with and interpret the world through photography. Take my latest project as an example. For the past year or so I have been creating a series of large scale (the finished prints are available up to 72” x 144”) pictures using the Google Photo Sphere/Street View app in a way it's never been used before. The final images are disassembled and reconstructed 360° scenes that I create by subverting my phone’s camera and software to playfully bend space and time to create abstracted views that reinterpret reality.and are filled with a dizzying sense of wonder and mystery.
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