Photographs are engines for memory. When we use cameras to capture a person or event, we are not just taking a record of that person; we are recording their character, their presence, and their environment. Through this process, even our impression of them at the time is embedded in the image. This body of work allows the audience to form relationships with a moment or the suggestion of a moment. This relationship suggests the understanding that once the persons involved in documenting of the memory have gone the photo no longer carries with it its intended purpose. In much of the work I alter the traditional staging of photographs by destroying, preserving or altering their form.