In school we were taught to make the perfect exposure and print. We weren’t allowed to use flash. We couldn’t even title our images; the work had to stand completely on its own. Subject matter? We were being schooled for National Geographic and the Topeka Capital Journal. It’s taken me years to jettison those constraints from my work, that narrow view of what a photograph is supposed to be, rather than the expansive view of what a photograph can be. I like these images because they are completely unromanticized. They’re not abstracted. They are what they are: color and line...
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