I am of the technology generation. I download, I upload, I Google, I Facebook, I stream, I read, I watch, I create, I draw, i build, i edit, I capture, I waste, I write, I destroy, I play, I communicate, I speak, i listen, I buy, I record, and I do many, many more things; I exist digitally. Screens are both gateways to and houses of this existence. It was when i was watching a video clip on my laptop and playing a word game with a friend on my phone while I was in the bathroom that I really started to analyze my usage of screens. They permeate every facet of our lives and have become something on which we depend. Technology is not evil and the prevalence of screens evolved out of a desire to make things more convenient. We can now carry our most advanced pieces of machinery in our pockets and these are great tools. In many ways, these works are an exploration of what we choose to do with these tools and their potential.
A screen is the exclusive light source of every image in this series, whether that is an iPhone, T.V., or my computer. The resulting blue light became a lens through which I analyze my initial intent as well as my continual exploration of what technology means for "Fine Art," specifically digital photography. The resulting ideas are what inspired this study, which consists of works focusing on the effect of "technology lighting" on classic, "Fine Art" motifs, like the still life. As well as the dichotomy they present between the natural elements and the technological.