from the book Hymns to the Silence
Biography: Photography is an exploration of a vision, an interpretation of what is seen or perhaps unseen. Utilizing a strong graphic sense with liberal use of negative space, Garnier eliminates the clutter and distractions from the image in an effort to see more clearly what is before us. Once the superfluous has been removed, what is left is more open to contemplation – a meditation freed from some of the chaos that surrounds us. This exploration hopes to challenge the viewer into finding a ‘new way of seeing.’ As Alexander Rodchenko has observed “We must revolutionize our optical perception....