While traveling through the Southwest with my wife Thi, I brought along an 18×26 inch mirror held in a black frame. We had a specific idea of the landscapes to setup but for the most part we had a lot to explore. Each landscape was chosen based on it’s textural experience; deciding how the reflected imagery and light would transform the space.
We walked a lot. We found ourselves taking our time, staying conscious of what was behind us while we moved on. I knew I wanted to create a sense of duality in this ever-changing landscape. The hunt brought a constant exploration of profiling landscapes and details noticed in the angle of the mirror and their relationships.
I chose the black frame to keep the mirror in the purest form. The mirror puts the reflected landscape on display and the background becomes it’s “gallery”. In other shots, I chose to pair the landscape with the mirror in a way that it’s more like a window. Besides color and level adjustments, these images are not retouched. Since our experience and process were done in such a natural form, I didn’t want to change anything. I want the viewer to experience exactly what we saw.
First Entry/First Post –
After many hours of editing and collaborating, the site is finally launched. I wish I could say I am relieved about being done with the first edition, but it leaves me feeling even more unfinished. This site is a testament to who I am–always a work in progress and constantly looking for room to improve. One thing that I’m gaining out of my new site is my way of communicating who I am while also keeping myself grounded as an artist.
Thank you for visiting, and please check in from time to time as my site continues to grow.