For the past few years, I have been exploring ideas of fantasy and illusion though the construction and fabrication of dioramas. After assembling these sometimes-abstract sets, I then photograph them using a large-format view camera to create images that evoke a sense of wonder. These scenes I photograph are built within the confines of the studio, allowing me to control most aspects of the space I am creating. The materials that are used are often objects that are found or made within the studio as well. I recontextualize elements that might be found in an actual surreal space such as light,water, or fog. These components shift the viewer’s consciousness and sense of place. By photographing these spaces I hope to emphasize the viewers relationship between perception and wonder.