I seek to obtain overwhelmingly saturated, highly detailed images of abandoned spaces that while decrepit are repurposed as communal canvases for monumental works of spray-painted art. In doing so, I hope to correspondingly elicit in my viewers new perspectives of the things that go often-overlooked, encouraging the ability to see opportunity in new, unlikely places.
The locations—their architecture as well as the ‘tags’, ‘murals’, and ‘bombs’ that I photograph-- are often immensely complicated, detailed and overwhelmingly large. To this end I utilize gigapixel-resolution photographic stitching techniques as well as high dynamic range imaging to display the space in as equally monumental a way as I feasibly can; ideally overwhelming the viewer and seducing their vision with as much color, line, and perspective that my media, equipment, and knowledge will allow.
I extrapolate from this work the idea that the opportunities granted in our lives often come from the disparate, unwelcome circumstances that we at first find impossible and worth abandoning; it is usually only upon closer examination of such circumstances that we realize we may have gleamed from those experiences more than we at first imagined.