2014 - Ongoing
HUNGER is about movement, violence, bliss and the will to thrive in a world that doesn't always allow space for you. Stemming from my time spent in San Francisco and New York (with some pit-stops between), HUNGER is a personal account of restlessness, love and endurance, set in windowless apartments, on dark streets and in cheap bars during a time when no promises are held true, virtual existence begins to replace real experience, and the word might end at any moment.
Rather than makes sense of things, this work is a response to the complexities surrounding life, concentrating on the uniquely human elements that connect us all. I look for the quiet details that bind us: a moment of aloneness, an animated gesture, a familiar look in a stranger’s eyes. There is a common motif for the mood in which this compilation reflects; the vitality of the human experience and the pure expression of one's true self despite the oppression of social and moral constraints.
My primary concentration is in traditional photography practices using 35mm, 120mm and instant film cameras. I make documentary and conceptual photo-based work that often reads as playful - highlighting the eccentricities in otherwise commonplace environments. As a whole, it is subtly political and reveals a critical, yet empathetic perspective on modern society and our role as participants in it. The work relies heavily on environment, atmosphere and of course, human presence. Overall, I am drawn to images that suggest vulnerability, perseverance and individuality and other aspects that allow us the opportunity to relate to one another.