I create my images to offer a different way of seeing or thinking about the world. I have this insatiable drive to “capture light” in an expressive way. Photography is not about which camera or equipment to use, but how to make use of that choice as a conduit for a creative voice. I have worked with both film and digital, and everything from a large format Deardorff to my iPhone. I am particularly drawn to abstraction and its ability to create a wide range of thoughts, ideas and emotions in viewers.
We are all, by nature, storytellers in one form or another. If you think about it, history has been carried through the ages on the backs of stories. We each have our own chosen outlets for the stories that are important to us. The visual arts have always been a very powerful avenue to convey stories and ideas. The are of Black & White photography is a very personal form of expression for me and my stories. When you strip the color from an image you are left with just light, shadow and form, and the mind and eye are free to explore and imaging the wonders that were hidden by the color. The story doesn’t necessarily have to be a specific idea that I, as the artist/storyteller, am trying to convey, but can also be a means to spark imagination in my viewers and allow each to develop their own private story.
The Roman poet Horace wrote: “a picture is a poem without words.” It is my true desire that my photography provide a respite of poetry to those open whatever hope and inspiration it has to offer.