STATEMENT 

Photography awakens a world of exploration for me. The instantaneous captures within a given moment of time, quenches a continual internal urge and continues to arouse my creative sensibilities. I call the city my studio, and with its unlimited creative possibilities, I am able to gather much of my photographic inventory, as I walk the streets, camera in hand. Additionally, through experimental processes, traditional photography has expanded and evolved my vision and been a catalyst to express the medium in new and atypical ways. 

My process originates in my imagination, where I sit with an idea or concept. Experimenting is key, and I often begin by layering fragments of photographs that I intrinsically feel may blend well together. In addition, I utilize a variety of materials, including paint, torn papers, glass and fabric and incorporate digital imaging techniques to further my vision. My mashup of materials is continually evolving and provides an outlet to explore and venture into new territory.


When I’m creating, it's all about the flow, the interplay of color, shadow and light and the emotional response to my emerging composition. Very often, the way a project starts is vastly different from the way it ends. As an artist, it is always my desire that viewers make a personal connection with my work, as I feel that the gravitation to art is not only visceral, but informed through the eyes of spiritual observation.
 

GAILMANCUSOPHOTOGRAPHY 2019