This work was created in celebration of my love for books; their physicality, the way they transform and are transformed by me. I also loved the play between image and text.
Printed on matte paper
Some of the lovely faces of my summer.
My adventures downtown: Nuit Blanche and TIFF
Seeing the dog cool off in a fountain and walk away on a hot summer evening was just so lovely.
Andrew Scott signing autographs at the premiere of The Stag at TIFF this summer! He was so nice to everyone, and the movie was HILARIOUS. Everyone should try and see it if they can.
This series was inspired by the theme of constructed imagery and the layers of peoples identities. The image they have of themselves, as portrayed by their candid portraits, as well as the layers of identities and institutions that are placed on them.
The subjects’ involvement was integral to the process of the project, where the subject chose their portraits as well as the most important words they identified with.
Images of books that represent landscape on their covers.
In addition to this literal representation, I wanted to highlight the landscape elements of a book through the very nature of their physical presence as well as through their contents.
This includes the book that changed my life, Dandelion Wine; as well as a 110 year old book I treasure In Nature’s Workshop, which brings the natural world to life in such a romantic way I never thought possible.
Images I took at Black Creek Pioneer Village. I especially want to acknowledge the artist who runs the print shop there, his work was amazing.
I was exploring the idea of nature and culture coming together. I wanted link them through the use of natural materials that was so much more integral to society in that time period.
The lumber used, barely treated, cracking with age in the buildings. The metal and wood used to harness language and art; carving into the grain for one, and forging in bright fire for the other.
The intricate weaving of curtains, the natural material framing the world outside.
Each of these things coming together to form a world that is somewhat more in harmony with nature, rather than one that is out of synch with it. All at the hands of the human race.
And look where we are now.
The AMAZING O-Chairs from Winters Frosh 2013. I had the amazing opportunity to do a shoot with them for the Artichoke Magazine, which you can find all over campus, WITH a feature on these two and them on the cover oozing absolute Winters Badassery.