Still Lives Reimagined
I grew up around construction sites and to me, industrial sites like garbage dumps, with beat up machinery and abandoned debris, are a familiar world. As a photographer, they are no landscapes of discarded trash but landscapes of possibility. The colors, geometries and textures can be beautiful. I have been photographing these things at my town dump for a decade.
In Still Lives Reimagined, I strive to make junk feel paradoxically alive. First, I photograph the object. Then I digitally remove pieces from it. Then I recombine the pieces into abstract forms that suggest organicity.
It is my imagined "world" where discarded objects have been transformed to imply a range of human attributes. They can be playful, or sensual, or seem to dance. The can even suggest connection and relationship.