Getting Nowhere is part of the Digital Disruption Project. The images in this series are metaphors for the anxious, alienated and restless state-of-mind that is the product of our engagement with digital media. Critic Alan Kirby describes this condition as “a state of trance that takes the world away; a new weightless nowhere of silent autism.” In this state of trance, it has become increasingly difficult to determine where digital life ends, and physical life begins. To express this concept, I have often employed frenetic, hyperactive compositions which reflect how our cognition is being adversely disrupted by our addiction to the creation and consumption of ephemeral digital content – content that contributes little, if anything, to cultural memory. My interest in this series began while living in San Francisco and observing the way the onslaught web 2.0 technologies radically altered the cultural and social landscape of the city.
Author: I began as a street photographer in 1999 in San Francisco, where I also developed an interest in photojournalistic work. For several years, I provided photography services to corporations, government agencies, news and media outlets, and not-for-profit entities. For those organizations, my photography supported news stories, helped to build online communities, captured events, and supported organizational marketing and public relations goals.
Education: I have a degree in Fine Art from Grossmont College in San Diego and completed additional studies in studio arts at San Francisco State University. To further my professional development, I have taken workshops and classes with the following organizations:
- J. Sybylla Smith Concept Aware™ Workshop on creativity and concept development, September, 2017
- PhotoAlliance – San Francisco, Portfolio Development with Sarah Christianson, May 2018
- The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Alternative Process Printing with Cotton Miller, MFA. June, 2019
- Digital Printmaking Workshop with master printer Seth Dickerman, November 2019
- Photographers’ Forumlary, Tri-color gum bichromate printmaking with Christina Z. Anderson, June, 2020