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Fifteen years ago my mother was given a large collection of photographs taken in the early part of the twentieth century by her grandfather. Five years later she gave the photographs to me. While I did not formally take up photography until I began undergraduate courses another six years later, the collection co… Read More
Fifteen years ago my mother was given a large collection of photographs taken in the early part of the twentieth century by her grandfather. Five years later she gave the photographs to me. While I did not formally take up photography until I began undergraduate courses another six years later, the collection continually inspires me. Through these images I was introduced to a way of seeing, a medium to interpret the world. This helped me realize just how powerfully illuminating photographs can be. To me, photographs are artifacts of the human experience, relics of our world and the people who live in it.
Learning about how people confront and respond to the challenges of the human condition has long been an interest of mine. As the son of an Orthodox Priest, I have been constantly immersed in the culture of the Church, which by nature deals with the ties between the physical and metaphysical natures of our world. This experience informs my beliefs while also constantly driving me to learn about how we live and act in light of the often paradoxical and apposing sides of life like the ordinary and the sublime, order and chaos, or the physical and metaphysical.
While much of life may be spent in the grey area between absolutes, the moments in which we recognize or confront the coexistence of the opposites in has captivated my photographic endeavors of late.
I'm a senior student-athlete at Notre Dame studying photography and philosophy. I enjoy biking, swimming, music, eating, and learning about and creating art. Read Less
Member Since: Mar 21, 2013