Concept: Together/Discombobulated is exploring my entanglement with my environment by studying fundamental properties such as mass, energy, light, time and space as they manifest themselves in a given context. Los Angeles, like the elementary particle in physics, manifests itself only by the probabilities of being in various states all at the same time. Gentrification, displacement, homelessness, wealth, the cradle of popular culture, progressive thought, activism - just some of the particles that define this city. It is through this framework that I explore the images of Los Angeles; I think of pulsating fractals of layered re-visions, built and rebuilt atop thousands of invisible fault lines of geometric shapes and uncertainty. Finding unity in chaos is the bond that keeps this work cemented together.
The process: I approached this project by using fundamental photographic methods such as in-camera multiple exposures, camera movements and perspective change that welcomes an element of unpredictability and uncertainty. This I consider a willing collaboration with the abstract nature of the universe.