Quite simply, I have been intrigued with black and white images - and the symbolism associated with them - my whole life.
Suddenly, the camera was invented, and still and moving images were brought to the public in black and white. I find the optics of this period of history very fascinating. What happens to our sensibilities when we view images from this black and white era?
With the emergence of black and white film, famous images of political and Hollywood figures became enormously powerful. For the first time in history, people could see actual images of their leaders, heroes and villains.
Symbolically, Black and White is the extreme version of who we are: good and evil, right and wrong, truth and lie, life and death...it’s all there for us to decode.
It is with black and white that I create and explore these ideas.