|Photography can be many things. To some it
is a form of expression, to others a means of documentation. To
me it is both. While I believe it is necessary to record what happens
in the world around us in a manner that represents the action and
inaction in our lives, I also say we should not forget the beauty.
The beauty which often finds itself in the most unusual places.
The world changes every day and will continue
to change whether we like it or not. In an attempt to capture
the human and environmental condition of our time I look at the
world hard. I try to see things in ways not ordinarily perceived.
I fail often and succeed now and then, but that is a statement
I leave up to you, the viewer. It is you, afterall, that I make
pictures for. Your reaction is the end result in a series of actions.
It begins with the moment of recognition, when something is noticed
and is suddenly set apart from everything else. It is followed
by a technical assessment and aesthetic evaluation, which culminates
with the shutter release. In the darkroom the image which was
first conceived in the mind's eye is laid out on paper, and the
product is something which I hope will convey the emotion felt
at the moment of recognition.
You be the judge.