SPIRIT: 2006 – 2007

Light can be many things and can be described in many ways. It can be bright, dim, majestic, sinister, cool, warm, calm, frenetic, controlled, and unrestrained. Yet despite how the appearance of light can be described, as an entity it is the main source of energy for all living organisms. It is the essence of life, and without it, all life as we know would die. So this begs the question, what is light itself? To answer, I turn the subject of light upon itself to look at its spirit.

This body of work explores the concept of light as spirit through direct manipulation of the subject, camera, and film to capture the essence of light. With long exposure and intentional movement, the resulting images are an expression of energy, and SPIRIT represents this strength and vitality. While this imagery is clearly influenced by the work of the Abstract Expressionists, specifically Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, SPIRIT is not intended as direct reference to any artist or artwork.

All images are made in-camera with B&W film. What is depicted is exactly what the camera has seen.