About

Ever since an eighth grade research project on the Fibonacci sequence (and the Golden Ratio derived from them), I have been mildly obsessed in places where this ratio appears. The golden ratio is ubiquitous for a very specific reason: efficiency of space. Through millennia of evolution, unrelated species independently adapted and evolved to optimize it’s use of space - most often this created patterns relating to the golden ratio.     

 

This collection of photographs are made up of series and individual studies exploring the golden ratio, and most often taken with a 4x5 large format camera. I will often focus on areas that juxtapose nature with a grid or other unnatural patterns. In the first series, I apply a biodegradable milk based paint directly to trees and other natural structures. When photographed from a particular vantage point, the paint flattens three dimensional space creating an optical illusion of floating two dimensional imagery. My intent was to contrast straight, unrealistic geometry with natural forms. 

Black Square

large format photography, 
silver gelatin print.
4 x 5"


Trunk and Granite

large format photography, 
silver gelatin print.
4 x 5"


Cross

large format photography, 
silver gelatin print.
4 x 5"


Vines

large format photography, 
silver gelatin print.
4 x 5"


Copse of Trees

large format photography, 
silver gelatin print.
5 x 4"


Twisted Trunk

large format photography, 
silver gelatin print.
4 x 5"


Dancer with Rope

35 mm photography, 
silver gelatin print.
4 x 6"


Cube on Axis

large format photography, 
silver gelatin print.
4 x 5"


Rorschach 1

large format photography, 
silver gelatin print.
5 x 4"


Rorschach 2

large format photography, 
silver gelatin print.
5 x 4"