Chemical Landscapes - Scarring Land & Time (2015 - present)
Using power lines and palm trees as ubiquitous references of the Southern California landscape, I create unique photographs where the surfaces are cut, punctured, and manipulated, gesturing toward an apocalyptic decline of the environment. By erecting towers, planting poles, and stringing electrical cables for miles on end, humankind has permanently scarred the surface of this planet with our quest for convenience and ease of communication.
I do to photographs what humans do to the planet. Photography has long recorded and represented nature's splendor, but I believe it is no longer authentic to create images of grandiose landscapes. The environment is falling apart in front of us, and we're already on the road to ruining everything.