These images are within the noir tradition of looking at what lies beneath the sunny narrative of American life and domestic tranquility, while suggesting that a portal can offer a measure of escape, even if illusory.

My images reside at the intersection of the geometric shapes of light and color of Edward Hopper; of the suggestion of isolation, alienation, and dark contrasts in film noir; of the cinematic surreal photographic constructions of Gregory Crewdson; and of late Renaissance painters whose use of chiaroscuro taught me that you canā€™t have light without shadow.

 

 

Noir Portals 2018-2019

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