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My main source of inspiration are leaves that have fallen from the trees. More than a seasonal nuisance to be raked up and discarded, they are a deep and complex source of ideas and metaphor.
Whenever I walk outside, I like to gather the bark, seeds, and twigs that fall from trees, known as 'litterfall'.
After an ice storm coats the world in a sheet of glass, I carefully venture outside, and explore the shapes and sculptures that form as the ice melts.
I use the raw material of nature to tell stories, approaching my photography like a cinematographer does film.
This series explores the nature of the individual. Each subject is isolated from the noise of its busy environment — solitary but now with poise and purpose.
I often work with abstraction as if it was clay, using light and focus to shape it into sculptural forms.
These photographs are connected to specific locations near my home in the suburbs of New Jersey.