Portfolios

Hers is a face I recognize and know intimately.

Sabrina is almost always smiling. She is every smiling white female I see in ads, mail order catalogs, Facebook photos, and family albums. I know her, her image convinces me.

The truth is that I know very little about the woman behind the photograph, the 25-year-old army reservist from Lorton, Virginia, who served at Abu Ghraib prison in 2003. Along with eleven other soldiers, Sabrina Harman was convicted for her participation in the infamous torture scandal, in which Iraqi men and women were brutally attacked by dogs, raped, beaten, and forced to masturbate in elaborate scenes staged for and documented by the camera.

I’ve always been drawn to the majestic details and materials of classical historical buildings, many of which are hidden from view, tucked behind new architecture, or simply overlooked. Often discovered from rooftops or accessible from private views, I feel compelled to capture the slivers of the old, recreate the buildings to make them whole, and restructure them in…

The female form is often viewed as an object of desire. This idea permeates every aspect of popular culture. Pictures in magazines, billboards, and television shows suggest that a woman’s value is measured by her ability to please a man, creating an archetype of femininity characterized by submissiveness, unintelligence, and sex appeal. Bitchglitch is a critical investigation of this misrepresentation of women in contemporary society. Using imagery from …

My work questions the importance of movement and time to our perceptions of the landscape, while simultaneously stressing the sublimity of that movement. By layering multiple source images and rearranging the color channels to create the single composite image…

I Know Where Your Cat Lives is a data experiment that visualizes a sample of 1 million public pics of cats on a world map, locating them by the latitude and longitude coordinates embedded in their metadata. The cats were…

For many years, photography has been seen as a representation of the natural world. Today, information captured by a camera can be changed by playing with the information given to the algorithm in Photoshop. Beginning with a standard digital image, I select several portions of the image as layers, and alter them using various Photoshop 3-D tools. The individual selections of clouds, rocks, trees and et cetera become new images, which are then re-integrated into the original. This method of creating a picture within a picture is my way of questioning the nature of…

I exploit magazines because I like to respond to what I see every day, I don’t accept the found reality. In my work I want to transfer the found photographs by very simple means into a new aesthetic context. I want to revitalize the found photographs. Like in a centrifuge I try to dissect, filter and distil the images since I can create really new identities and creatures, so that the new faces and bodies exert their effect at first sight. Similar to a modern DJ who samples different tracks…

At some point it began to matter to me how I thought about Robert Frank’s The Americans. To be sure, the book had for some time served as a reference for me, a kind of Strunk & White for photography…

Through the Go ogle series I seek to examine the visual experience of the internet, proposing a visual means of exploring encounters with the increasingly ubiquitous screen-based landscapes through which we routinely meander. Although these…

When examining our daily contemporary lives in western culture, one finds that there is barely a single situation that is not influenced by digital technology and communication through the World Wide Web…