photography, what it means to me…"to me", that’s pretty much the
only criteria of what’s really important when capturing a moment in time…a
capture of the past or of the future…a feeling remembered or a feeling
anticipated…as long as there is a feeling.
are the capture of light, the canvas is the human figure for me…how they
interact is the basis of my artwork…images must be beautiful and generate an
emotion …anything less is just another “picture”.
no guidance from a teacher nor do I have a desire to teach the mechanics of
creativity, as there are none…the camera is no more than a brush, pencil, or
crayon, it is only the tool used to capture a creation. How the tool is mastered
requires commitment, study, experimentation, and patience. The true art comes
from the soul, the eye, and the dedication to reach a level beyond one’s
expectations. A good photographer is the master of his tool; a great
photographer is the master of his imagination.
Ideas are both successful and unsuccessful, the degree of which is judged by the creator and the audience, and I think in the long run, the creator’s opinion is the only one that actually matters. My goal is to satisfy my creative desire and hope someone viewing has their own reaction to my work that brings them an emotion triggered from their own experiences or anticipations. It’s not my goal to coalesce an agenda, but to bring the gift of an emotion to the viewer.