composites

Wake (Richard Serra) 900x900.jpg

dreams, fables & other fabrications

Sometimes the powers of Photoshop become too tempting to avoid.
Darth Vader s Existential Crisis.jpg

imaginations

These images— with their various characters, machines and creatures from the books, comics, and films that readily activated my imagination as a child— are in no way meant to be realistic. Intending to emulate the rudimentary special effects of films past, I had no desire to make these visually believable. I want viewers to embrace these images' flaws and open their imaginations to the simple, whimsical stories each one tells. They are, in the end, meant to be merely nothing more than a nostalgic look back at my childhood engagement with such fantasies, and how— even though I no longer pay much attention to these worlds— that same inspiration, on some level, still inspires me to create my own stories (and, as the backdrop, I have used many of my long exposure seascapes to help tell my versions of these stories).