When I make a 360-degree photograph I want to expose and question
the way I use my sight by putting attention on the physical laws of the
universe. My interest in this picture is that it positions me at the center of a
scene looking out at every direction at once and even more than once.
     Certainly what I see draws me to a location but my concern moves quickly
to regard how, in an almost unconsicious manner, I conceptualize space.
I'm compelled to consider the 360-degree print from the perspective of
left and right, to have the image by pressing it into two dimensions, like a
page of type. I know it isn't fragmented or disassociated, yet it exists
there unrecognizable.
     When I come to photograph my inclination is to diminish one aspect of
the scene, to accentuate another; to regard personal preference. I'm
compelled to consider the physical world, the space around me, the same
way I do the page of type. However, moving about in this manner, choosing
one element over another, viewing through a frame, serves more to obscure
than to present a scene's significance. And, caught up with detail, I begin
to hold in my mind something quite different than what plainly lies before
me.
     How do I come to experience a view in every direction at once and
consider it directly in front of me? What I'm conscious of while making a
360-degree photograph is interacting with and being disposed to natural
patterens the environment creates and resides in.
     My fascination with the rotating camera is that it draws me to move in
relation to those patterns surrounding me completely and consider them
along every direction. I'm no longer on one side or the other, or between
two, but moving from center to center.The rotating panorama photograph
allows me to step out, away from behind a single framework to experience
my interaction with the whole evironment, the relationships that bind it
around me and me to it.