- What do you feel makes your work unique and truly your own
My skull series was inspired by the Arizona desert and the popularity of cow skulls in home decor. I was searching for a means to combine the two in a creative way to hang in my own home and I think as it was something for myself initially, I became very invested in the creation of the series. The double exposures are unique because they are made in camera, not in photoshop, and the detail in the layered images is amazing. I'm also really happy with how unique each image looks printed on different materials - metallic paper, metal, wood and even fabric.
- What sort of things inspire you?
The desert and the southwest have been huge inspirations for me. I am fascinated by the light, colors, shapes, and textures found here.
- Where do you look for inspiration?
I love to see others create in any medium: film, paint, metal, music, writing, etc...
- When do you feel the most creative?
Most of my ideas come to me during a good run. I think most runners would tell you that!
- What is your creative process like?
An idea usually takes time for me to develop fully and to execute completely. I often sketch what I have in mind, I make tons of lists, gather materials and scout locations, and then I just try out my ideas. There can be many test shoots before I find the right elements to create the image I had in mind originally.
- What's the coolest artistic tip you've ever received?
One of my photography teachers encouraged us to experiment and explore because you never know where one small idea might lead and how it may evolve.