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Video Artist

Artist Statement

“All of life is a journey. What I see is the process not the result.”

Since arriving in New York City in 1999, I have carried a video camera on my shoulder wherever I have gone, always videoing my perspective of the city.

I work purely by instinct. There is no compositional set-up. I aim to capture candid moments in the lives of people, sometimes against the background of a complicated world. A calm within the storm. I film people who may be seen as extras in a city scene, but who are in effect stars within their individual stories. I search for the value and meaning within what may seem to be an insignificant moment. It is perhaps a rather romantic, idealistic view of the present.

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