"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." ~ Edgar Allan Poe
About the images: The Ghost's Library series of photos was taken in unused rooms at a boarding school built in 1878, whose Gothic architecture is truly stunning. The light coming into the top floor where the images were shot is remarkable, and shifts and changes as the day progresses. The rooms are ...
About the images: The Ghost's Library series of photos was taken in unused rooms at a boarding school built in 1878, whose Gothic architecture is truly stunning. The light coming into the top floor where the images were shot is remarkable, and shifts and changes as the day progresses. The rooms are left as I found them with only the addition of my daughters as models. Each frame tells part of a visual story. A book bringing enlightenment and a wider world view is one theme running through the series, but I also wish to convey light in the darkness along with a sense of loss that is kept at bay through companionship; the children, though having experienced loneliness, are comforted by the others company. In life, both of my daughters have experienced a loneliness that I cannot fathom - abandonment as babies. Yet out of great loss and seeming tragedy, the radiance of their spirits allowed them to survive. And I am honored that their luminosity came into my life with their adoptions. They are my light in the darkness and I hope that this comes through in my work.
The Roadside series is exactly as it sounds, shots taken while driving the back roads, mostly in rural Virginia. Again, light and dark, and shelter from disorder are represented.
There is something magical about capturing an instance in time through photography. The image becomes a moment that can be held and gazed upon. With the advent of digital technology the artist is able to capture more information in each frame and is then able to draw out these details and colors, and contrasting dark and light that would normally lay hidden. Each instance of working with an image that I have taken is like opening a treasure chest of possibilities.
I sincerely hope that the viewer enjoys my work, even if it strikes a discordant note or makes one feel slightly uncomfortable. I hope to create a sense of anticipation and a wish to know how the 'story' ends. That an image inspired feeling is what is desirable to me. One reviewer described my work thus: "The darker images conjure the suspense of something not quite right happening in the very next frame." Exactly. And I am going to let you decide what that might be. ~KKW
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