“Image as language has a power that is primal.” -Adam Fuss
I live my life driven by passion, curiosity, and a yearning to see, to do, to experience and to live. That is what I bring to my photography.
My photography is poetry. It is extracting essential elements from the surrounding world thoughtfully, in order to bestow upon them the light they deserve. It taps into who I am at my core, for there are billions of pictures that I could take but these are the ones that I have chosen thus far. These are fleeting moments that caught my eye and stirred something within me. These singular depictions become parts of me, and depending on their audience, they are pieces of me that are vulnerable to the world.
Because we create our own realities, those details to which we grant our attention become lenses and shapers of that reality. What we know emerges from what we experience, what we focus on, what we deem significant. What is meaningful to us assumes the form of our central reality, molding the minutia of our daily life around that centrality.
For as long as I can remember I have taken great pleasure in viewing and experiencing the world. I swim through my reality with an innate sense of wonder and a visceral connection to my surroundings. I live in my senses and cannot imagine living life without fully indulging in them. Consequently, I am in constant awe of the natural world.
I collect pieces of the world, infuse them into who I am and create an ongoing life of art. As an artist, a photographer, I am a creator of single serving realities. You should be able to stand before my photograph and be immersed.
Right now I am on the verge. I struggle with existing in the life that is here before me, the normal, everyday life that is expected, and the one that I imagine and pine for, the one that I create and that is distinct from any other, a life that is extraordinary.
“If you wait, people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view.” -Steve McCurry
“People get art backwards; they think that the art is in the photography or the painting or drawing. The art is in how and what the artists sees, the artist then uses his skill with a brush or a camera or a pencil to reproduce what he sees. It isn’t about the physical act of creating the image so much as the seeing.” -Suzanne R. Parker
“The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.” -Marc Chagall
“Every photographer has a different point of view. My interest is in a person’s inner life, their psychology and their spirituality, their individuality. My portraits reflect that.” -Joyce Tenneson
“Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.” —Edward Steichen