O P E N T O I N T E R P R E T A T I O N
The experiences of the recent years have inspired me to return to the intimate world of still life in my studio. After a long career in fashion and editorial photography, this sort of circular homecoming was inevitable as I became more comfortable with expressing the uncertainties, the dangers, the fears of life.
I use a technical view camera, the digital-age version of the 8x10, which allows me to enjoy the skills accumulated during my years of work. This equipment also forces me to slow down in a deliberate process of thoughts as I am constructing a still life in my head and in front of my lens. Such a fluid approach is both liberating and stimulating while it gives space to my creativity. I compose and photograph as a spectator of the unconscious rather than let the vigilance of reason take over. Sometimes, I try to explain to myself the strange and disparate concoctions suggested by my imagination but mostly, I am left with more questions than answers.
Hopefully the viewer will discover explicit or diffuse associations that may or may not have anything to do with my personal views, but the symbols are all there for the audience's choosing, from tempus fugit to the inevitability of death, all “Open to Interpretation.”
For this reason, you are welcome to write a word, or a few, of reaction after examining each print.