When a period of time is compressed into a single image, something magical happens. Our view of the world is no longer singular but all-encompassing. The way we perceive a space is not through what we see initially, but through the building blocks formed from elements in our field of view. Like a film where all the scenes take place at once, a still life is born from individual exposures that combine to create a cohesive environment. What originally existed in a space? What is the new world we see? A photo inherently forces you to examine the moment being captured, or in this case, what a moment even is in a universe where time is not linear. If the context of a scene gives information, how can we use that information to create a new space and further engage perception? Time becomes a sculpting tool. Fabric casts and individual components are no longer bound to a single moment but interplay with each other in unexpected ways. Sometimes objects dance on the background; sometimes the background influences the subject. In all cases, things take a strangely playful direction. By choreographing what we see in unexpected ways, a new world is achieved — one where the best shot is the one that pulls everything together.
This ongoing project was inspired by my previous conception of photography as a tool where I needed to wait for things to happen in order to document them – the alternative presented here is that the photographer sets the position in time with which to document moments, choreographing their surroundings and reading into the context in order to make things come together as a common whole.