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Luminous Transit

2022

My photography explores areas in Kent, Ohio composing of industrial, aged, natural, and architecturally complex qualities. The industrial nature of my photos reflects a once heavily trafficked area now at a quiet standstill of overgrowth, overabundance of rustic development, and withering materials. I am drawn to these forgotten pockets of a life once utilized. I am more-so drawn to how such degraded and uninhabited areas can provide a pleasing homeostasis of form, color, light, and various captivating elements combined into a singular composition. I rely heavily on dramatic lighting to infuse my photography with an aesthetically pleasing radiance. I am capturing the elegance of these areas in their dormant stage which depicts a lack of human interaction. The once purposeful areas I capture have exhausted their usable potential throughout the years and now exist for a new artistic purpose.

The natural side of my photographs delves into fantastic lighting alongside rich colors which are only activated through dramatic sunrises and sunsets. I find a pleasing amount of beautiful color found in smooth gradients in the sky extending from horizon to beyond.