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Photography/Select: Once Upon a Sofa

Artists have portrayed the figure on a sofa for centuries. Once Upon A Sofa is a series of photos that draws upon this idea as the sofa is the launching point to each photograph. I find the idea of a sofa to have a kind of mysterious element as it evokes so many varying moods and references, literally setting the stage as it brings out so much more than any other ‘prop’ can. Depending on the style, placement and setting, the sofa seems to engage the subject prompting a kind of spontaneity, yet posed behavior. It is this juxtaposition between what is real and what is constructed that intrigues me further as I strive to capture moments of deliberate chance.


*A selection of black and white photographs are available in Limited Edition Digital and Silver Gelatin Prints.







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