Throughout history portraits have been created for people of privilege and power, and as a means of affirming the authority of certain individuals.
Photographs made portraits more available to the masses, but the ridged poses of the first formal photographic portraits have always captured my imagination. My work combines these elements.
In today’s society we are bombarded with photographic images and in the myspace generation portraits are a daily ritual. My work moves past that creating alternative identities in different times and by doing so elevates them to a level of power and privilege, of decadence and despair.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida