To Joseph Podlesnik, cameras depict perspective too easily; that is why he fights this with purposefully flat-looking images. To him, the photographic image is not only a window through which to see the visible world, but also a maker of flat surfaces which interrupt or stunt logical space. He sees photography and pictures not only as documentation, but as commenting on or reenacting perception itself. Podlesnik lives in Phoenix, Arizona and exhibits his work both nationally and internationally. He is Associate Professor of Art Foundations at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division, and also serves as Adjunct Instructor of Art at Stockton University in New Jersey. He received his MFA degree in drawing and painting from Cornell University.