The emphasis of shapes and forms, lines and shadows, textures and structures - Never colors!
I hope my photography causes people to look a little closer at everyday objects and their natural surroundings. I want them to see what is there but not always perceived. Maybe my photographs can cause people to re-examine their thinking on the subjects in my work and the world around us.
One of my functions as an artist is to make a statement of some kind, to tell a story. It may be a simple story, the beauty of the landscape for example, but it can also be a statement, maybe the importance of protecting our green spaces and caring for the people that care for them for instance. In one way or another, I am communicating an idea, an emotion, or a purpose in my photographs. It takes the viewer's commitment to see and understand that statement and I also try to be respectful of that commitment.
I make fine art photographs because there is something inside me that wants to get out and be shared. I have a desire to express my feelings and to create something of value that can also be shared by others. It’s a type of therapy and wellness for me. Much appreciation and thanks to my soul mate, who happens to be incredibly loving and supportive, for encouraging my feelings and helping me along this journey. It wouldn't be as joyful without her...
...and I photograph for the pure joy it.