"I've been thinking about this for maybe the past four years, or maybe longer. I worked in a magazine for a long time, and the impact of the digital on print media and on photography has been a very important topic in magazines since the early '90s, so this is an issue I've worked with in variations for quite a while.
I just got very interested in James Welling—he's an important figure to me—because of the breadth of what he does. He does experimental photographs, makes photograms that go between digital and analog properties, and I think he's a very important figure right now for a lot of people. He's had a big influence in part because he teaches, so I guess it was maybe thinking about James' work. He made his series of color experiments, and then I really started to look around at other artists who were starting to do more experimental things, especially with camera-less photography."