Nothing but a Journey | 2005 – 2006

When I began studying photography I was taught to treat my negatives and prints in a very precious way, like gold. After many years I began to question why? Why should they be precious, why can’t I mistreat them, why can’t my hands engage with the materials and add an additional layer to the finished work?

I want to investigate different ways to mistreat and manipulate images. I want to figure out new techniques to assist me in better expressing the conceptual and emotional states. This work also considers a desire for intimacy through a combination of personal photos and flea market negatives.

All images are one of a kind.