I created a photo book featuring architectural landmarks around the Pacific Northwest. These landmarks are isolated in nature, outside of the city. The book is split into two parts: day time and night time. The opposing parts are flipped upside down from each other, so that the viewer can look through the book from either end. There is a narrative on both sides: the day being about the journey of visiting the location and my interactions; and the night being about the technical aspects of creating a photo in the dark.
The mantra for my work is to make the ordinary extraordinary. my goal is to take whatever subject I have, whether it be a person, architecture, or landscape, I always aim to put my own unique perspective on what I am photographing. One of the ways that I create a new perspective is by photographing my subjects at night. For me, I prefer the aesthetic of artificial lights used in the dark. My creativity opens up as an artist in the night time, where I feel freer to control my artistic vision. To make a scene come alive I like to use the technique of light painting. This technique allows me to create and manipulate light as I wish. This opens up an entirely new world of possibilities, seeing light forms in ways that you can’t see during the day.