I was first exposed to night photography and light painting in 2006, through a fellow photographer and my friend, John-Paul Jespersen. I was also greatly inspired by a photograph of Pablo Picasso light painting a centaur with a flashlight. Seeing Picasso's movements reflected by traces of light fascinated me, and I could see endless possibilities to explore. My creative journey was ignited by this idea of creating an image with an impermanent light source that only occurred for a brief moment in time.
The night contains its own unique, mysterious and cryptic qualities, however an overwhelming sense of peace is always present. All life is born from darkness, yet in modern society we have become strangers to our own primordial beginnings. In our ever more lit up and fast-paced world, we’ve repressed and ignored our ancestral relationship with the night.
My goals as an artist are to blur the lines between reality and imagination. I find beauty and inspiration in the infinite varieties of geometric shapes and patterns existent on this planet and within the universe. My aesthetics come from my love for surrealism, biomorphism, and abstract art. I am heavily influenced by the works of Andy Goldsworthy, Stu Jenks, Eugene Atget, Brion Topolski, Taiana Giefer, and Salvador Dali.