Fragmented moments over the past few months . . . producing
images isn’t a problem, but finding the right output seems to be. I’ve always shot on a regular basis, whether what
is captured is planned or merely candid moments of daily life. As of late I have had many conversations concerning the
Internet as the final end point for photographs—images being digested too quickly by
viewers and the loss of photography’s physicality. This is obviously not a new thought, I like to think of it as a kind of extension of In the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. I do not think I would swear
off the Internet as a means of communicating and showing my work but I grow
increasingly wary of the Internet being the end point of my images. I’ve
been attempting to think of a way to change or find a new method to show them.
I would like to participate in the world around me and meet interesting people & strangers. Indeed, the photo booth project I've been working on the past few months has produced bizarre and amazing encounters--in real time--and yet has also revealed the difficulty in actually meeting people in a physical space.
I have many ideas for projects that I think have
some merit and would be worth exploring; but again, maybe it is difficult to
create something meaningful when you are unsure of how you will show the photos
in a physical way. What is important right now, I
think, is to discuss these ideas with other creative people around me (and I am
lucky because there are so many talented individuals in Montreal, and of course people of the Internet as well) and to keep
producing work despite unknown conclusions.