About Dinosaur Dust:
It is an intimate portrait of a peripheral and charismatic community of the high desert,struggling to find meaning and moments of grace in a hostile environment. The work explores the encounters between people and nature, playing with light, impermanence and the faculties of seeing.
Working with the contrast of the black of the night and the blinding light of the day, this work investigates the narrative potential of photography in relation to its abstract capacities, bringing forth a reality that is simultaneously uncanny and unknowable. I am interested in landscape, and particularly in combining a desire to experience the‘sublime’ with the inexplicable seduction of the abyss.
In the American West everywhere has been conquered and exhausted, so people look to the desolate outposts and then to the heavens in search of the authentic wilderness. The images generate a powerful atmosphere and sense of place, one that is infused with the longing, uncertainty and expectation associated with the unseen.