My photography is an elaborate collaboration with my subjects, my materials, and the movement of time. Together we produce intimate, lonely, and dreamlike images embedded with a dark candor. Though these images often embody a thoughtful solemnity, they are created through an optimistic desire to connect with my subjects, to create shared experiences of hope and hurt together.
My preoccupation with that which is fleeting drew me to photograph dancers. In the beginning, I often thought of a quote I heard once, that “Dancing is creating a sculpture that is visible only for a moment.” For a time, I focused on capturing the sculptures that dancers created, but now I spend less time trying to capture those moments and more time trying to capture the moment visibly slipping away.