Every artist at some point has dreamt of seeing their work displayed on a giant wall, a giant screen, or just somewhere big. It’s not a matter of discipline or medium, it’s fact. Seeing my work printed on metal, larger than a typical print, has been an idea in my head since I first picked up a camera. While the material’s effect on the photos is unique, what it represents is greater.
Living in the present means that the majority of photos we’re exposed to on a daily basis are no larger than the palm of our hand, and even the best of those photos don’t hold our attention for more than a few seconds. The material these images are printed on urges a more intentional and permanent viewing, while the scale of the work invites closer inspection. The work itself speaks to what I think is the best part of my job as a photographer, the big picture moments I get to experience first hand. These are moments where every aspect of the job that isn’t spent shooting photos, from meetings, to brainstorming, to scouting, to travelling, to editing- where all of that comes together at once and I get to capture it.
These photos are big picture moments that I worked tirelessly to get to. They’re bigger than just me. Literally, they’re larger than me, but they’re also not just for me to look at. They carry the double meaning of being an outward expression of how I value the places and communities I create in, and serve as a promise to myself, as permanent as the metal they’re printed on, to keep chasing after those moments.