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Automatic Writing

In keeping with the spirit of automatic writing none of these images resulted from a conscious decision to generate the image. These images were made between1998 and 2008 and are a result of accidents and mistakes on my part combined with the nature of the photographic process itself. Fusing together the documentary and experimental traditions of photography the resulting images appear, for the most part, abstract. While the images contain almost none of the narrative qualities associated with photographs they remain documents of the particular moment(s) that light struck the film.


Automatic Writing

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Hardbound, 8.5” x11”, 108 pages, 51images. Printed by the artist.

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