All of my photographs were staged, using the sugar sculptures that I had crafted myself, along with different props. I lit and photographed each setup using a technique that resulted in images that I found hauntingly beautiful. The abstract quality makes it hard to determine exactly what the viewer is looking at, but in most of them there are small clues that help decipher the image.
I limit my use of editing programs such as Photoshop because I believe that the beauty of the photograph lies in the truth of what was originally captured, not in the possibilities of its manipulation. I may use Photoshop for a few simple changes every once in a while, but most of the photographs are presented in their unaltered original forms. I enjoy the flaws.
My photographs are beautiful, yet disturbing at the same time. I love the idea that something as beautiful and sweet as sugar can feel so sinister.