Through our conversations I began to understand Jim’s process and began to tap into my own latent ability to preconceive photographs. Pictures never came to Jim, he envisioned them first and then created them. While Jim’s practice is in studio and mine is environmental, our approach, specifically in the pre production stage, relies on the birth of a concept.
It has been written that photography turns subjects into objects, and the objects in Jim’s photographs have life breathed into them. My subject has predominantly been people, but I was greatly influenced by this notion: isolate the subject, place them into their own unique world, fit them into larger narrative about the body work. Although our interest in subjects remains to be contrasting, there’s underlying unity to support the end product.