These photographs, shown in the Griffin Museum of Photography Atelier 30 exhibit (2019), are portraits of my son Adam trespassing in the world of the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte (1898-1967). Magritte was known for painting everyday objects portrayed in non-ordinary settings. He challenged the viewer with distorted visions that convey mystery and pose dilemma.
My goal for this project was to create images that mirror Magritte’s aesthetic style while leaving reality intact. Unlike Magritte, my scenes are true to reality. My photographs are not digitally altered. I have attempted to convey mystery and pose dilemma not by distorting reality but by challenging the imagination of you the viewer.