Through my photography I create imagery at the intersection of fantasy and reality. With the use of tilt-shift focus in my 4×5 view camera and digital manipulation, the scenes I photograph are simplified, enhancing the sense of beauty and perfection embodied in the places I photograph. Several of the images have a toy-like quality and through the use of focus there is a tension and ambiguity in both scale and place. The imagery draws on the constructed nature of the suburban southwestern landscape and the sensations of desire and perfection that accompany it.
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