The series Remnants is simply my discovery of two small beings that were left behind and withering away simultaneously on my windowsill. Tattered and curled, the moth and the leaf side by side illustrate the end of the cycle of life and the beginning of returning to the earth.
I shot the series on polaroid film because the subject matter lent itself to the impermanence of the polaroid emulsion. Just as the emulsion is changing, aging, bubbling, and discoloring, so too are the moth and leaf as they descend into dust.
The series Illuminae came about when I noticed that a bouquet of flowers had long expired. The pieces of what were once roses had dried and almost fused to the glass vase.
I chose to photograph these remains in an attempt to breathe life into something that had died. Through my manipulation of light and composition I have revealed a suggestion of sublet movement and a feeling of weightlessness, as if you are swimming amongst this frail undergrowth. My images reveal a new and wondrous side of decay and at the same time illuminate the life and beauty that I see within these discarded flowers.