My Photography represents a good many of my life experiences. With very few exceptions, I can recall where I was physically and mentally; who I was with; whether I was hiking or on a road trip, or traveling on business or pleasure; and what circumstances led me to capture the image. There is always a background story to tell too – sometimes short, and sometimes not.
My photography also represents my own artistic take on the world. My favored subject matter is generally landscapes, but I also enjoy capturing people and their cultures – both here in America and abroad – often as they are walking the streets, involved in their work, or simply experiencing their day. I have my camera with me much of the time, hoping not to miss capturing an interesting object, person, or scene.
I have grown to prefer the tones and textures that black and white photography exhibits, but I’m not averse to color. While I process my captures with some artistic flair, I attempt to keep the essence of the image a realistic depiction of what I saw before me – what I experienced as I took the picture. My joy comes from capturing, processing, and printing the image to my liking; if others gain pleasure from the result, that’s even better.