Sunday, April 25, 2010

Aliens are something that I have always believed in. As a child I remember having an experience of fascination and fear as I watched an episode of The X-Files with my parents. Although I have never experienced anything extra-terrestrial, I am still a firm believer that we are not the only intelligent life in the universe.

In my work I use photography to show extra-terrestrial ideas. Since aliens are such a mystery, I use photography as a way to show what could be happening around us. I think of these photographs as fictional evidence of alien life. This work was inspired by movies featuring extra-terrestrial life such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Fourth Kind, War of the Worlds, and Signs. I loosely recreate scenes from these movies and draw inspiration from their beautiful cinematography.

For this series I’m using photography as a way to create fictional photographic evidence of alien life. I want the viewers of this work question their beliefs on the topic. Since images can be so easily manipulated using programs such as Photoshop many believe there is no photographic evidence of alien life. I want to leave it up to the viewer to make their own decision about what is truth and what is fiction.