As a sculptor, I examine the three-dimensionality of objects. It is no different with my photographs.
Like Cubists, I make images that are faceted, abstracted, and reassembled into one single image. I call them ‘fractal fotos’.
To achieve these compositions, I move my camera through a scene with the pauses and flourishes of a modern dancer. My movements are emotional and physical responses to what I am observing. With each ‘fractal foto’ I may be altering what I am seeing, but only with the intention of getting closer to its existential or historical truth. I see my ‘fractal fotos’ as a 21st century evolution of Eadweard Muybridge’s photographic studies of motion, albeit all in one photo, as well as Marcel Duchamp’s expression of movement in his Nude Descending a Staircase.
My photographs are not composites. They are not “photo-shopped.” They are captured exactly as you see them, in my camera. Some are printed “as is,” others are printed onto canvas and become the base for a painting or a multi-media bas relief.