Obscura examines the relationship between the photographer, the camera, and the space that the photographer occupies. With the rising presence of the camera, the photographer’s attention shifts from their subject of interest to the interaction with the device itself. This presence usurps the photographer’s literal surroundings, replacing the reality of the experience with this new relationship.
These images are not composited; they are only manipulated to the extent of voiding the surrounding environment beyond the natural positions of the photographers and their cameras within the frame.
View of Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
View of Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA
View of Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA
View of Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
View of Buckingham Palace, London, United Kingdom 1
View of Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Japan
View of Lee Ufan Museum, Naoshima, Japan
View of Hirano-jinja, Kyoto, Japan
View of Portland, Oregon, USA 1
View of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur, Nepal 1
View of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur, Nepal 3
View of the High Line, New York City, New York, USA 1
Landscape for Richter 5
Landscape for Richter 6
Landscape for Richter 7
Landscape for Richter 8
Landscape for Richter 9
Landscape for Richter 11
Landscape for Richter 13
Landscape for Richter 14
pen and acrylic on paper, 2015
all images 8" x 6"
Iris Dances 1
Iris Dances 2
Iris Dances 4
Iris Dances 5
Iris Dances 6
Iris Dances 8
Iris Dances 9
White cotton yarn and 10 lb fishing line, 2014
This Installation was created as part of SEGD Presents–Revolution in the Landscape: Re-experience Halprin's Fountains as part of Design Week Portland. October 7, 2014.
Recipient of the Merit Award in the Research and Communication Category by the American Society of Landscape Architects, Oregon Chapter.
Photography courtesy of Bruce Forster: bruceforsterphotography.com
My Friends in Nepal
Recently, I had the chance to visit Kathmandu. Needless to say, the news of the earthquake and subsequent damage in Nepal has been surreal. It has been difficult to see the destruction to various landmarks that I visited, and even more so, to wonder if the people I met in Nepal are doing ok. In reaction to the earthquake, I have worked on a series of drawings of the people I met in Nepal and I am offering them at $20 per drawing to donate to the International Organization for Migration (IMO) in their earthquake relief efforts.
I have also included links below to IMO and other charity organizations if you would like to make a direct donation.