Squat. Press. Deadlift. Newport Beach, California. June, 2019.
Held at the Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 24-26, 2017.
Speaking of concepts...this is a project I undertook in 2008 and I would say that this nod to Bauhaus collage was the pinnacle of academic and conceptual photography for me to date. I get a kick out of seeing it now a few years later. But I get a little uneasy when I think of the volumes of effort that went into it. It seems hard to imagine that I would seek out such a project solely for the tedium of the post-production manipulation of photographs that it entailed. And currently, I'm tending to be a less-is-more type of photographer when it comes to conceptual intents. But one should never say never and if passions steered my intentions back in such a direction, and if the bang promised to surpass the buckets of sweat, I'm sure I'd jump on it because there is a great deal of satisfaction in seeing the final series. Following is the statement that I included with this project:
"This series explores the intersection of three-dimensional movement, photographic perspective, passing of time, and static two-dimensional representation. Through these collages I visually deconstruct situations where various people and objects are moving through space and time. My objective is that by focusing on shapes, perspective, and color relationships, these compositions allow the viewer to linger in these fleeting moments of movement."