Throughout the last ten years cameras have become smaller, more affordable and completely accessible to more people than ever before. If you are carrying a cell phone (and who isnt?) chances are good that you are also carrying a camera. This availability has caused people to ask less often, Should I photograph this? and more often, How quickly can I get my camera?
My current work looks at vernacular photography and its place within contemporary society. Specifically I am interested in the way the transition from 35mm film cameras to digital ones has altered the way we take, look at and share our personal photographs. By looking at these changes I seek to comment on other aspects of our society disposability, permanence and privacy. While it seems that I poke fun at current trends in vernacular photography, including the obligatory self-shot, Facebook profile pics, and recurring gestures, I am aware that I approach picture taking in the same way as everyone else. I am very much a part of the culture that I critique.
The work I create consists of prints, objects, books and installation.