“Shadow Box” photography, 16×20 framed, 2020
Rather than taking photographs, I prefer to be taken by what I see, and only then try to uniquely capture and share my vision. My subject types range and may be located in various corners of the world or my own backyard, but in all cases I look for unusual perspectives and position my lens with care such that a strong composition emerges. I aim to lead the viewer in, to wonder and become immersed. Whether I am using a DSLR or an iPhone, following common technical rules and conventions or not, it is ultimately my inner voice and intuition that play a crucial role in guiding me and controlling the final release of the shutter. As the master Henri Cartier- Bresson aptly put, a photograph is what results when “one’s head, eye and heart are on the same axis”, and my most successful images have been from this coincidence.
Photography is a passion that I inherited from my mother at a young age. I’ve since taken it on my own path and it has become my creative outlet and offering. I hope to allow viewers to be transported to another time and place, find emotion or solace from an isolated moment in history, or interpret a timeless story of their own.