Why Grocery Stores?

A friend asked me today why I take photos of myself in the grocery store and I was grateful to get the question. I’ve answered it several times before, but never tire of explaining why I do this. These ‘Photos from the Matrix’ as I sometimes call them, are a way for me to acknowledge that I live in a time and place that is not of my creation. It’s not of my design, yet I must function in it. I must abide by most of its rules and I must inhabit spaces with others who don’t experience the world … Continue reading Why Grocery Stores?

Forcing A Creative Environment

If you’ve been following along here or Instagram, you are aware of my Photos From The Matrix project. For the past six months I’ve been photographing myself in grocery stores and other places of business to assist me in elaborating on the idea of seperation from nature, immersion in the artificial and the importance we put on our digital selves. I think some of you just thought I enjoyed standing motionless in grocery stores! These self-portraits allow me to create a glitch in the system. It is how I can pop a bubble of illusion simply by blending into it … Continue reading Forcing A Creative Environment