One of the core ideas behind my recent work is that simplicity (specifically as an aesthetic sensibility) can be deceptive – a convincing layer with elusive tensions beneath its surface. Keeping this in mind, I’ve also been thinking about the potential of photography to evoke a multi-sensory experience. The works of visual art that I respond to and remember best are the ones that leave me with imaginative ellipses pregnant with lingering suggestions, thoughts, and questions.
I enjoy studying other photographers’ work before trying something new with my own and also while I’m in the midst of a project. I think the photographs below are successful what I’ve been trying to achieve in my own work; that is, the tandem qualities of simplicity (at times, minimalism) with the ability to provoke (at least in me) a lasting and engaged response. I’ve posted some of these before, either on this blog, or over at look!. A number of my all-time favorites are among them.