Light & Pulp

by Mike Tijoe

Artist Statement

Light & Pulp is an experimental series in an attempt to answer the question; How does one convey feeling or life through inanimate objects?
Made at a time when I was transitioning from event/wedding photography to commercial product photography, I struggled with this question consistently as I prepared for every new project.

By using everyday objects (paper and utensils), my approach was to remove any specific reference or relation to the objects. I then relied on the utilizing of light, contrast, texture, and shape as manipulatable tools. These discoveries are now applied to my current work.

Mike Tjioe is a Toronto-based photographer whose graphic design background influences his approach to photography and harnessing light. You can view more of his work here @miketjioe