I am a careful observer of human interaction. Human beings have an innate desire for the sense of belonging that comes with friendship, family, or a sexually intimate relationship. As I observe people in public, my own home, or among friends, I attempt to interpret a variety of their interactions.
My interest in this particular subject matter stems from an attempt to cope with my own fears and anxieties about intimacy. These can range from the fear of loss to the fear of discovering an unrealistic perception of another person. This paranoia can often push me to seclusion, yet I understand the importance of and seek out close relationships. I find it essential to understand what causes the initiation of a relationship, what makes it last, and what can cause it to end. Careful observation allows for this exploration to occur, and I often find answers and solace for the fears as I observe successful interactions.
As I ask difficult questions about the relationships in my own life, I attempt to provoke the viewer to examine the complexities of their own. I seek to capture universal emotional experiences, using light and space as a point of emphasis within a composition. In doing so I attempt to draw attention to what emotions emanate from a specific interaction between two people.