"It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see." — Anais Nin
For me in practice, this translates to finding ways to re-vision (to see again) so as to defamiliarize myself with what's around me and even "me" in the end. It's not easy, to unknow a place, things, or people. When I photograph, I find corners of myself that I hadn't been to in awhile, or spots I may not know had existed. When I look back on completed images, I am surprised by what and why I choose to look at on that day, in those seconds. Wonder. As a viewer, I enjoy images that push me to see differently, to fall into the image's less familiar zones and find me there, too.
A clean break from steps too far on sandy gravel tumbles equilibrium-- bruised and torn, parts break; my mind stays uncontrollable ~SHR5 hours ago
Thank you friends and colleagues @CornishCollege for cheering me up #OnTheMend #seattle https://t.co/bd9P46vtPV2 days ago
Mirror #bnw #mobilephotography #wearegrryo #tacoma #bnw #selfportrait @ Tacoma, Washington https://t.co/pacQyLNQ1Y6 days ago