“For our house is our corner of the world”
In 1989, my parents built a home in Fresno, California. Both of my parents enjoyed beautiful architecture and, during that time, it was common for us to drive around on the weekends looking at different style homes. My photographic practice is reminiscent of when I was a child, looking out the backseat window, while my parents discussed different stucco choices, paint colors and architectural styles of homes. These photographs are direct responses to my environment. I am fascinated by the interplay of where public space meets private space. At that point, you begin to see how these places become portraits of the people who inhabit them.
This series, Out of the Ordinary, comments on the spaces we occupy. Each person deals with their space differently and the viewer can make various assumptions regarding the place and its occupants. What an individual finds important and others find unimportant interests me. These photographs are evidence of how an individual’s personality can be expressed in their environment. What our environment says about us, our interaction with nature and the various choices we make, speaks to who we are as a culture.