Through autobiographical photographs and drawings, my work explores time, memory, and the artist’s ability to convey experience. Within my compositions, I provide an intimate look into a single life, while making wider observations about how my mind processes my life and the events that take place within it. Much of my work is concerned with circumventing the seemingly objective, static qualities of photography. I attempt to create images that convey how experiences feel, instead how they look through the lens of an optical apparatus. With my work, I do not wish to take from the world around me, but rather to create from the world within me, as a more active participant in my work, rather than a passive observer. By utilizing multiple exposures and collage techniques, as well as drawings, I investigate how I experience and remember my life, and the people within it.
Second to making art, I enjoy buying, selling, and collecting cameras. Cameras made between 1950 and 1980 interest me the most. I sell cameras on my Etsy store, PB Camera. My favorite cameras are my Nikon F, Nikon F2, Pentax LX, Pentax 6x7, and Olympus Pen FT (for digital I use a Nikon Df and Fuji X100). My film of choice is Kodak T-Max 400.
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