Due to the predominance of single-point, single-scaled perspective, photography leads us to see and conceptualize reality from one, dominant viewpoint.  However, the world is a multiperspective reality; since our reality and our perspective are linked, there exists no single point for which all perspectives and scales can be accommodated.  As we are ecologic participants and not separate from the world with which we participate, there is a need for photography to better render this complexity and address multiple scales and systems at once.  The rectangular viewpoint is the ubiquitous standard of modern media’s delivery, and though typically unquestioned, represents a conventional mechanism by which our consciousness is informed. In order to begin to relinquish the objectification of our visual world, we must account for ourselves within it.  As we learn how our reality serves to instruct our being, a multiperspectival view serves to better familiarize us to our place, time and relationship to the world. Through my own experimentation, I have adopted modes of digital photo-composition that engage the viewer’s participation more actively.  Challenging single-point perspective with techniques that serve to complicate the image can ultimately function in ways that leave the proprietary illusion of separateness behind, by reminding us to refrain from imagining that we’re a neutral observer looking through a window at something outside of ourselves.

Abstract

A boundary is not that at which something stops
but, as the Greeks recognized,
the boundary is that from which something begins its presencing.


Martin Heidegger
“Building, Dwelling, Thinking”

Artist Statement

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