"Ascending the Mountain"
Biography: When I was 15 years old my high school photography teacher introduced me to Ray Metzkerís high contrast images of Philadelphia and Chicago in the 1950s. After that I started looking at any work that was suggested to me as I tried to fill in the pieces and create a history of photography for myself. Ever since then Iíve tried to have my camera on me as often as possible in an effort to use it like a mechanical extension to my arm. I strive to visually communicate a specific intention by creating a structure of sorts (this structure changes photo to photo) while allowing the random chaos of...