My conceptual photography is often based on stories I’ve imagined that become illustrated in my noggin, and they need to come to life. When the image is completed, others often reflect on why and how the image was created as well as the meaning or story behind it.
Other times, images are based on experiences that have left an indelible impression upon me. For instance, Which Door to Choose was shot at a difficult time in a season where leaving a good income to pursue happiness (and less stress) also created stress because of the lack of income.
Marionette developed when someone I had a contract with was constantly pulling my strings every which way. Like a marionette, I felt out of control and not in charge of my life.
And yet at other times, I simply find a cool prop (a chair or huge red door) or location and try something new.