I thrive in the highly chaotic, unpredictable and stimulating milieu of the street; my images are created on and from trains, planes, automobiles and public places. The pictures I make are often complex in their structure, using the built environment as my playground. I relish the joyous and mysterious serendipity of observed improvisational photography. I use color to employ both harmonious and discordant elements, flattening layered visual strata, to solve the plethora of difficult photographic problems these environments present. These tendencies are informed and influenced by the paintings of Pieter Bruegel the Elder and are ripe with figures and visual information. Additional influences are the densely packed frames of Garry Winogrand, the unblinking descriptive aesthetic of Walker Evans, the formal experimentation of Lee Friedlander, and the consistently pioneering color explorations of William Eggleston.
"Photographer, Dennis Church, looks at the world differently and his photographs reveal a layered seeing that reflect the kaleidoscopic assault on our senses in contemporary times. Disorienting at first, he is a visual deconstructionist, using color and altered perspectives that flatten space in order to examine the visual chaos that surrounds our every day lives." -Aline Smithson, Lenscratch, 2017