I make images of faces to create a potentially false–but seemingly real–sense of psychological and emotional engagement with each subject. While our actual interaction may be significant, non-existent, or somewhere in-between, the ability of a still image to convey a sense of intimacy and connection despite our interaction–or lack thereof–deeply interests me. I depict faces using a variety of methods including photographic portraiture, internet video chatting, and paused television. Using each of these processes to look at faces emphasizes the particular limitations and benefits inherent to each method. I present each face cropped out of its initial context, removing surrounding information to focus on the interpretation of subtle expressions and gestures as they are highlighted by light and color. A desire to interpret, engage, react, and understand images of faces informs how I believe our culture looks at and deals with people today as our perceived and real experiences are mediated through numerous kinds of situations.
All photographs are available in two sizes: 40" x 50" and 20" x 25"