Artist Statement

 

 

I use photography as an avenue to explore the male, his psyche, his masculinity and his roles in society. I do work surrounding the male physique and how it is viewed in American culture. My work plays with light and shadows as a way to obscure or highlight certain elements in the photos. My work confronts the viewer forcing them to view men as objects and questioning the aggressive way they view men and male genitalia. My goal as an artist is to get the viewer to better understand the ideas surrounding gender equality and that it isn't one sided.