Bent Colour

Some call my work dark and revealing. Others call it romantic and introspective; strangely contradictory descriptions to the light-hearted, silly and social person that I am. But after 30 years of trial and error in figuring how to be honest in my work and throughout my life, they are observations that perhaps explain me well: A gregarious hermit who loves the process of picture taking, honors the importance of sincere human connection, and a guy who is ever fascinated by the magic of a still frame.

For to make a compelling and feeling portrait it is not mine to control, contrive or over-think. Rather, it is mine to listen, to look, and to feel. Mine to accept my place as catalyst and collaborator in creating a safe and welcoming stage. One part of a very organic and trusting process that is subtext to, as cliché as it may sound, dropping walls between the feeling persons we are; and in doing so, to capture photographs that reflect a spirit that is very personal and internal.

With no singular technique standardized, no style or subject defined, no person profiled; Bent Colour is a growing body of work that takes into account a most important aspect of why I do what I do: Simply, to create space that allows all who enter, in set or upon viewing, to reflect upon the spirit of another person.

Gallery

Heal
collection of 56

Rubbish
collection of 39

Phantoms
collection of 5

Patio Portraits
collection of 8

Seven
collection of 27

Sidewalk Ghosts
36 from a collection of 100s and the beginning of a movement

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