Artist's Statement

For over a decade I was a documentary photographer, capturing what I could readily see. In 2012 I decided to try something completely different: create illusions - scenes that I cannot see but can imagine. This was the birth of Mysterra. Mysterra totally captivated me, and for 8 years it was my primary photographic endeavor.

I have always loved magic. I find it to be a thoroughly refreshing departure from our daily experience of being overwhelmed by information and facts. I don’t want to know how the illusion was done; I just want to take in the ingenuity and the mystery. And this is how I hope people will react when they view Mysterra.

Each photograph tells me a story, but I don’t want to explain what I think the story is. You are encouraged to come up with your own.

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