For the past few years, I have been exploring ideas of fantasy and illusion though the construction and fabrication of dioramas. After assembling these sometimes-abstract sets, I then photograph them using a large-format view camera to create images that evoke a sense of wonder. These scenes I photograph are built within the confines of the studio, allowing me to control most aspects of the space I am creating. The materials that are used are often objects that are found or made within the studio as well. I recontextualize elements that might be found in an actual surreal space such as light, water, or fog. These components shift the viewer’s consciousness and sense of place. By photographing these spaces, I hope to emphasize the viewers relationship between perception and wonder.

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