Photography is meditation, expression and revelation. It’s a way to express my feelings, a way to process what’s going on around me, and a way to be in the moment. I pause to observe details in the greater world and photograph them, and I work to create the same feeling of “pause” in my photography-based art. The type of “pause” can be meditative or surprised; curious or joyful. I seek anything that stops thought for a moment, allowing the world to be perceived in a different way.
I am greatly influenced by the places I live and explore every day. Over the last few years my photographic work has shifted from urban scenes to forest elements, reflecting a move from Milan, Italy to Corvallis, Oregon. I have also moved along the spectrum from literal and representational to abstract, taking photographic elements out of context and recombining them into something new and different. I am currently creating new work using an iPhone camera and apps, enjoying the experience of experimenting with a new process and seeing what possibilities may appear.
My artwork is conceived, created, printed and framed by my hand. I believe final presentation, bringing photographs into the tangible world, is an important part of the photographic process; one that has become rare in the age of increasing digital screens. From choosing the perfect paper to experimenting with framing techniques, the final presentation affects the impact of any piece of art.
For my work, I seek to enhance the “pause” I’ve created in the image in the final presentation, owning the artistic process from start to finish.