Magritte, Escher, Monet, and Dali have long captivated my imagination; how they translated the edges of reality into the fantastic. Since my first photographs as a child with my pocket Instamatic camera, light has fascinated me. As an architect, I have learned to study the properties of light and air to find fleeting moments of layered reflections and unexpected distortions of the forms and edges in urban settings.
Opportunities to explore international cities have allowed me to seek out their hidden dimensions reflected in glass, stone, water, and vehicles. Rather than photograph buildings directly, I interpret them through their neighbors. It often comes down to stepping an inch or two side-to-side and back-and-forth to discover the images we often miss.
These experiences now tease my periphery in every city, especially my own, inspiring me, and I hope others, to look beyond the familiar and uncover, or rediscover, the fantastic.
My primary camera is a Sony A7iii, but I still occasionally opt for the immediacy and stealth of my current pocket camera – an iPhone with Moment Lenses.
All images are single exposure.
None are montages.