During a study abroad trip to Italy, I had the opportunity to explore its cities and culture,resulting in a body of work that depicts my personal interpretation of the country. I want the viewer to look at my images and get a feeling of place, culture, and sense a mood of reflection and contemplation as the photographs reveal the fragments and recollections of my memories. While the photographs are collectively important to the meaning as a whole, individually in some instances, the subject becomes less important and instead serves as a vehicle for the celebration of light, line, shape and form, within the discovered beauty I found from unexpected sources.
The title of the show “Quiet Reflection” speaks of the act of looking back and remembering. However, the title also refers to the reflected light which the camera records.
I have chosen to work in the medium of black and white photography because I enjoy the simplicity of tones. In addition, by eliminating the distraction of color and peeling off theouter layers of the subject, I feel I am able to reveal its essential form. Also, without color the image can step away from reality and become more than just a simple representation.