I am inspired by classic film noir and pulp fiction cover art, genres that were a product of their era; they simultaneously supported and resisted the strict social codes of the time.
My art is full of romantic longing, adventure, glamour, and beauty. Populated with femme and homme fatales, they evoke photographs a private detective might take through a window, espying people in some forbidden situation.
I focus on composition, value, shape and color to support a narrative. Deep focus emphasizes the distance between people. Dramatic value changes create mood and mystery. Silhouettes and profiles obscure the identity of the characters. The spaces feature mirrors, doors, and windows: apertures through which we witness drama unfolding. Each picture is a carefully crafted image that is visually arresting and compels the viewer to wonder and reflect.
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