I consider my work conceptual photography with a performance aspect. For several years I have been placing books in certain environments and then photographing them. Often the environment is “natural.” The session begins when I place a book in a specific location: in the forest, on a beach, beside or in a freshwater creek or waterfall. The process also transforms the books: I often submerge them in water, or allow wind and weather to alter the pages; I have even burned books in a consciously staged alchemical process. I also work in urban environments: cityscapes, certain rooms; but always the books are displaced from their normal setting.
No knowledge or information was lost in the making of these images.