If the photographer wants to be an artist, his thoughts cannot be developed overnight at the corner drugstore.
~ Robert Frank, U. S. Camera Annual, p. 115, 1958
Photography for me has come in bits and bursts and is a lifetime of evolution and learning – one that instills a calm curious eye “seeing” the present moment, the dance of light & that which lives underneath.
I studied art + photography and earned a bachelor of fine art...an experience of thinking and looking and seeing and learning, of photographing and processing and printing thousands of images; of experimenting with different subjects, materials, approaches & techniques.
In hindsight I needed a lot more time to grow, to explore, to develop. Instead I veered onto a different path of corporate event planning … an interesting, fast-paced, amazing ride that ran its course. It wasn’t until two life-changing events a decade later, I found my way back – or rather photography caught up with me.
As I grew up with a 35mm loaded with b/w film, moving to digital has been a love/hate process as I still feel a nostalgia for the magic of film and watching an image appear on a blank sheet of paper. I mention this only as my training in film plays a significant role in how I approach digital imaging.
I believe in the art of photography; in the middle road between private commission and fine art & am committed to providing experiences for clients that are filled with artistry and self-expression.
I continue to grow, to learn, to study and embrace techniques to refine my eye and sensibilities, to being present and to drawing out that which resides within.