Bend So Not To Break

artist statement

The photographs in the series Bend So Not to Break explore the balance between the choices one makes and the uncontrollable circumstances that intervene with these choices.

With each image I attempt to keep myself fully open to tenderness, abounding love and the achingly beautiful realizations of ephemeral life.


These images are presented as Ziatype prints on salted cotton paper, printed approximately 8×10 to maintain an intimacy and preciousness within the photograph. The film used to create the images was not cleared of chemical residue allowing for serendipitous surface marks. Much like the uncontrollable circumstances illustrated in my photographs the chemical residue is uncontrollable and creates a veil between subject and viewer inviting a dream-like interpretation to each unique print.