100% of the profit from a walking sleep will be donated to a ministry at Mars Hill Church Seattle focused on Leading artists toward Christ and Godly living.
About this book:
Recently I have been drawn to photographing the urban landscape; the
spaces in which we live everyday and the people that inhabit those spaces. There
is a somber poem being written on the streets and on the faces of the people. It is a narrative of depression and of being lost. Many of these people are trying to
find themselves amongst wolves.
It is my belief that it is written on our hearts to worship. However, many
of us find ourselves worshiping money, security, sex or even ourselves. This
leads to our ultimate depression, oppression and eventually death. This series addresses the issue of a specific kind of idol worship within the confines of a city, Seattle. Through a series of metaphorical images and prose, this work narrates what I have perceived as the substituting of God in our hearts with self image and sex. Many of the images are common and familiar to us and could be any city in America; questioning the value structure upon which our society is
With this work, I hope to awaken the part of our soul that has become complacent and indifferent with society’s norms. My intent is not only to manifest this story through images and words, but to ask a question within ourselves; what do we worship?
What interests me about photography as an artist is the image removed from its context. The re-contextualization of the image has long questioned the “truthfulness” of the photograph. Whether through juxtaposition or manipulation, the photographic image is more and more the outcome of artistic vision rather than a tool for evidence. Photography is poetry. Images in sequence become words in the poem. Often mundane images become pregnant with meaning and transcend their evidential stigma through sequencing. I often link good photography with the way a haiku captures a simple moment between its lines with profound clarity. In my own works I strive to create these visual poems; pulling from anything that plants the seeds of inspiration in me. My finished works are often presented in a book which gives the viewer a more intimate way to experience the work. As an artist my intent is to create work that inspires others and questions our perception of Truth.
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