Whether it’s arranging a still life, himself before the camera, or perhaps they’re one in the same, Doak exploits photography’s ability to simultaneously create truth and call it into question. He uses lush color, rich textures, meticulously unarranged arrangements—even the fundamentals of light and dark—to inform photographs that are copied, recopied, deconstructed then reconstructed. While his subject matter may be ordinary, the inscenation is anything but. In this floating world of appearances, the work unites the tension between truth, fantasy, and authenticity.