university of florida > school of art+art history

gradphotoseminar >2006


artist : statement

My work nests itself between portraiture and documentary. I primarily concern myself with counter-culture, native eccentrics, and the marginalized, utilizing digital video, super 8 film, and 35 mm still images. Currently, my central motivation is the exploration, and unearthing of alternative perceptions and anti-conventions. With this in mind I strive to construct renditions that draw connections between cultures that are frequently viewed as disconnected.

My subjects are easily shelved and dismissed due to some form of unsightly exterior. I consciously strive to withhold verdict of these sub-cultures, neither elevating nor depressing their societal position. I aim to present the subject with both flaw and asset. I work in hopes of revealing qualities, and characteristics that ultimately reveal the insights that they possess with respect for their autonomy.

film stills. The Wizard of Odd. 2006 > Leonard Trubia