HD Video Work in Collaboration with Scott Catolico (11 minutes)
At its most elementary level, photography is merely a series of light rays reflecting off surfaces, finding their way through a camera lens and burning an organized image onto a light sensitive surface. The implications of this are the subject matter of photography. Where this interests me is in the mistakes, or unwanted occurrences that define the limitations as well as the limitlessness of the medium. This series consists of images shot in a lighting studio of no particular objects in front of the camera, but instead with the Lens Flare as its subject matter. Lens Flares are unwanted reflections and scatterings of light rays in the lens of the camera. Usually this unwanted element it is compensated through positioning/perspective, bard doors and covers. But in my photographs I bypass these and instead deal with the lens flare directly. Essentially these are abstract photographs of the diffraction artifacts that happen within the camera lens itself, different cameras, different lenses, and different light sources. These photographs are about the camera itself, photography as a medium, and remind us that the photograph can reveal more than what is there.