My work is an exploration of the boundaries and shared territory between photo-real and virtual representation.
As a photographer I have become a collector of elements for finished works that are assembled in the computer. As a digital artist, I manipulate, embellish and composite images in the computer, however, in staying faithful to my background as a photographer, all principle elements are photographic in origin and not rendered in the computer. Environmental textures (both natural and man made) are photographed and redeployed as overlays for photographed objects -often but not exclusively figure studies.
The works are in some cases, pre-visualized or in roughly equal proportion, the result of trial and error discovery. In a number of cases the final work is the result of several pre-visualized exercises utilized as elements in a final composition.