Over the past two decades, my work with commercial photography and video placed me right in the center of an emerging technical culture in the Silicon Valley- I found myself working everyday with industrial and graphic designers, as well as corporate visionaries. As a working photographer I had a unique window into this culture, which seemed very "hard and shiny" but was always driven by human factors and desires. If there was a theme to my work from this period, it was a concern with the way our newest machines play into personal relationships, or the way we form relationships with them. I was always drawn to evidence of emotion and human feeling.
This new site, RickEnglishArt, shows the new work I have produced while working on my MFA degree, which I have just completed. This work is about physical space, but also about how it marks the movement of time. A thread runs through this work about the passage of time and the inevitable change of the physical world, as well as our memories of it. I have worked extensively with the surfaces of the newest prints, as well as with new transfer and digital processes.