These are examples of my light art photography, or light painting photography. Using a unique kinetic method in which the lens acts as an extension of my body, I create photographs with the camera rather than through it. Rather than the camera acting as a passive receptor for light movement, it itself moves, using still and usually very ordinary lights to "paint" the images. The camera thus acts as an phenomenological analogue for the eye, receiving and recording light as it maneuvers through space. In each photograph, many of the processes involved in a complicated film take occur over a few seconds, resulting in a still image where lights have been shot from myriad angles and at different distances. All context is removed, and the lights themselves create a completely unique and surreal space of pure light where subject and context become one, documenting the camera-eye's perceptual experience.
All of these are real photographs. None of them are computer-generated.
Please see my Artist Statement for additional information.