As a photographer, filmmaker, and video artist, I compose and edit before I ever pick up a camera, adjust the lens, snap the picture, or press the record button. My various art practices have a symbiotic relationship, aiding me in remaining present. I like to begin my days connected to what I see as my life’s purpose.
My writing, meditating, and planning time occurs daily early in the morning, around 5am. I write every day. My process starts with words, meditation, and a walking practice. Walking allows me to think and spend time gathering images (still and moving images) from my daily surroundings for an ongoing image collection database which I can utilize for different projects.
My film, video, and photography take place at various times, day and night, depending on the project’s focus. I travel for this practice on weekends during the academic year and during highly concentrated times over the fall, winter, and spring academic breaks, and the summer.
My preferred time for editing is in the evenings or late into the night. It is a quiet time for me, close to a dreamlike state.
I supplement my cyclical practice by recharging at extended artist residencies internationally and nationally. These are places and programs where I can meet, interact and collaborate with other artists from different disciplines.