“…and ever since that day what Lucy means by a good story is a story which reminds her of the forgotten story in the Magician’s Book.”
-C. S. Lewis, The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
My photographs explore the line between the solid reality in front of my camera, and the elements of distortion – small twists or incongruities, heightened detail, or that intangible wisp on the edge of your consciousness- that memories and dreams can bring. And some element of home always enters in to this dance between conscious and subconscious experience. The “home” is what makes it a good picture for me. Like Lucy with her idea of a good story, but with photographs telling the tale.
In near infrared photography, a filter is employed which blocks out the normal light spectrum we are used to, and instead allows for the capture of “invisible light” – a part of the spectrum that is always around us, but our eyes aren’t evolved to discern. It’s a completely different perspective, one that changes the everyday into an enchanted ghost of itself. I feel it is an excellent medium to portray those ethereal feelings of dream and memory to which I am so drawn. In the images the subjects are recognizable, but they’re… just … a little… …different.