“I tell stories. I chase ideas. I color outside the lines. I make my own rules. I want my photos to say, “Enter.”
I once read that a good photo is one that communicates viscerally, emotionally, and intellectually—in that order. My goal as a photographer is create images that do just this. And in so doing, allow each viewer to imagine the story in their own mind. I want my photos to talk to me, tell me why I should I care, to recall memories past, present moments, and future possibilities, to create a dream of what was and what can be. I want them to touch my soul. If they won’t speak to me, they won’t speak to the viewer.
If the image speaks, it is only because I’ve somehow captured the essence of the subject in the image, that I have in some way brought you into my vision, into what I am seeing and feeling, even if you see and feel what I see and feel differently.
When I create an image, I am constantly thinking about the way people will experience the work. There is really no such thing as just printing a photograph.
What others are saying:
Nostalgia is a strong emotion. Your images are evocative, stirring memories that lay somewhere in the recesses of my mind. Thanks for the journey. —Charles L.
Your Photos are Reality, I enjoy sharing the World As You See It. Your travels produce Natural Reality In Photos. Your photos are about Natural Life, and Reflect A Story. —Joe S.
There is something really special about how you capture your subjects, allowing us to feel a connection to them. I find that your photos have a way of stirring up my emotions and I love that. I think it is the sign of incredible talent and mean that sincerely. —Linda R.
(On images of people) It makes it feel as if he’s someone I know. —Charlotte N.
Reminiscent of a quieter time, a time of peaceful respite, in the midst of hustle and bustle, even war.
(Y)ou seem to paint with your photos. —Judy C.
Your photos always make me feel like I’m right there, in the moment. —Faith K.