BLACK series statement, which includes Character and Fluke
“Black speaks to the vulnerability of confronting darkness in search of light. A challenging journey I undergo as part of my creative process – falling into my deepest thoughts, cultivating growth within and emerging to reveal substance and strength. This series reflects the nature of cosmic duality; visually expressing that light and dark, which cannot exist without one another, are experienced simultaneously. The life portrayed in Black communicates clarity, a sense of oneness, and the discovery of confidence within the vast unknown.
Colour blindness plays an important role in my obsession with black and white. Colour is not necessary to appreciate beauty. In fact, the range of light and dark creates a singular focus, illuminating detail and avoiding distraction. Composition and the relation between subject and space become paramount. This process focuses on distinct features and characteristics. Bodies appear suspended, enabling appreciation of the finer details, providing unique access to life rarely observed by humans.
Creative intention is the foundation of my art. On a single breath, using only natural light, Black pairs fleeting moments of wild behaviour with carefully considered technique. The result is a celebration of inquisitive nature, a genuine partnership between animal and artist. An expanding series, Black speaks not only to the relationship of light and dark, but to the connected range of emotions, ultimately reflecting the interdependence of all.”
Incognito series, which includes Abstraction
“Incognito is an evolution of Black, falling away from clarity and more deeply into chaos accelerated by constant change. Visually expressed through blurred perspective and vibrant colours, this series discovers stillness and beauty within movement and disorder, reflecting internal confusion and my need to slow things down. Incognito shifts from recognition of detail to disorientation conveyed through speed, light, and direction.
Bodies of colour become interpretive rather than descriptive, dissolving the meaning of specific value and giving rise to elements of energetic vibrancy. Colour plays a vital role in showcasing both fluidity and pause. Rather than distinguishing each colour, colour now distinguishes each form. Incognito’s chaos gives me newfound confidence to explore the creative possibilities beyond any boundaries of my colour blindness. Fully conceived in my mind at the onset, Incognito is created on a single breath under natural light. Using long exposures as the primary technique, still photographs are injected with movement and bursts of light, contributing to an overall intergalactic experience.
Order and control are often the responses to regaining balance in a chaotic world. Fear masks the truth of change. Incognito strives to expose the nature of chaos in vivid colour by suspending movement, revealing calm and wonder throughout. While this series showcases a unique glimpse beneath the surface, it is less about appreciating the individual species and more about celebrating the entirety of life.”