In all of my photographs I build a stylized ‘idyllic’ world while remaining rooted in a melancholy realm of nostalgic recall. At the same time, I endeavor to highlight those disquieting moments that often make me feel as though I may have entered a dystopian, unsettled dimension in time. To this end, I have set about the task of creating images grounded in an elusive awareness, each a study of subtle tensions and soft contrasts where the deliberately staged emerges ‘more than’ natural. It is there that I consciously strive to produce moments of ‘deliberate’ chance. It is this delicate balance between the intentional and the accidental that challenges me while the evocative nature of photography itself further motivates and drives my vision. So too, the use of color becomes an essential tool as I gravitate to muted subtle tones that help echo an ethereal, otherworldly mood. My enchantment with early hand-colored photographs that exude a soft, delicate quality also influences my palette choices.
My ultimate goal is to produce haunting photographs that speak the language of longing and reminiscence while connecting with my audience on a visceral level.
I offer limited edition prints by custom order (m dal ton art1 at g mail dot com) and through gallery exhibitions only.
A few smaller prints can be found here: Order Prints