Photography is a very important part of my process. I use photo elements within my work to create an uncanny resemblance within my masks, in addition to capturing images of myself wearing these facades. Often I can't see through the masks when I am wearing them, so filming or photographing myself with the masks is a way I can see 'outside' of myself and see what movements or images look interesting to me. I also love taking photographs of myself with the masks and layering or altering it in Photoshop, or compiling certain images together to suggest or tell a story as can be seen below. See also: Wearing Masks and Performance, where I also use photography heavily in my work.
Photographs can be for sale, even if it not advertised. Inquire by email if interested.
Gallery 1: A compilation of images of myself wearing my masks or face paint, I create layered digital self-portraits. See individual photographs below in Gallery 3
Gallery 2: Self-Portrait (Photos as Masks), 2020, is a part of the Collection of the Nova Scotia Art Bank, purchased in 2021. It will be on display at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia- Western Branch (Yarmouth, NS) for the 2020 and 2021 NS Art Bank Purchases starting May 14th, 2022.