Photography is understood in innumerable ways. It might be considered primarily a tool used in professional work such as photojournalism, the fashion industry, event work, or advertising. Some might consider it a diversion or a hobby. Others perceive photography foremost as an art, and that view is the one I hold.
No matter what I photograph, whether it be nature, an object, or a person, my attention and purpose rest, as appropriate, upon matters of symbol, narrative, or expression in my photographs. I invite the viewer to ask, “What is different about the art subject portrayed in this photograph from the real subject that it is outside the photograph?” Or, to give another example, “What is this person expressing through this photograph that might not be expressed otherwise in real life?” “How is this figure as a photograph evocative beyond what it is or might be in an extra-artistic context?” These are among the questions and the curiosity that guide my art.
Photography is an adventure of discovery and exploration of human sensibility, and I want to share that adventure with my subjects through photographs. Where do we want to go, what do we want to see, what do we want to disclose? What do we fear, hope, love? To consider these questions, or to pose new ones, come with me. Let us walk through the art space of photography together.