During my childhood my family rented a considerable number of houses. Every time we moved to a new house I would wonder about the uncountable past experiences that may be embedded within the walls, how the former inhabitants used the space, and how their time in this space affected their lives. I became fascinated by the residual essence of the former inhabitants that still lingered and the remnants they unintentionally left behind that seemed to be discarded, forgotten, or unwanted. The co-mingling of space and person formed an aura, which haunted me. As an artist these experiences and fascinations have remained with me and have become the basis for my work.
Throughout my projects I often photograph in or around my personal surroundings in an attempt to understand the spaces and the people who once lived there. In doing so, I create photographs of experiences that exist in my mind but not in reality. I aim to create and capture fictitious moments, while subsequently calling into question the legitimacy of photographic representation by employing a practice, which utilizes staged photography, found vernacular photographs, and digital composite imagery in which I embellish the depicted information through a process of addition and deletion.