This image is very personal to me. The idea here is that in spite of the beauty of the world, many of us will never truly be free to enjoy it because we are trapped- trapped by dogma, trapped by routine, trapped by our inability to escape their own emotions. I often feel that way myself. It's a recurring theme in my work, the idea of being trapped within my body and trying to escape somehow. The fact that, in spite of the beauty of this setting, these birds are still a cage while seagulls fly free, says it all for me. How often do we feel alone or cut-off from the world in spite of what's going on around us? How often is it all in our minds?
On a lighter note, I am about to launch workshops, both online and in person here in L.A.! They will be about conceptual photography with a heavy focus on photoshop. Participants will be taken through my process, from finding inspiration to compositing and post-processing, with a focus on discovering your own unique voice and ideas. Anyone interested can shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org