The hand-built camera obscuras that I make project light onto translucent papers. I  manipulate the papers to choreograph flows and reflections of sunlight as it meets landscapes and built environments. My altered photographic apparatus is an assemblage of contemporary digital camera+analogue device that was used during the Renaissance to study light and model human vision.

The resulting photographs are image-sensations of light presenting itself as force that is by turns uncanny, dreamlike, impish.

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