Artist statement

Let me tell you a little about myself. It’s taken me awhile to figure it out, but I’ve finally come to understand who I am. I am an artist. I am many other things of course, but at my center, this is what I feel the most. When I snap an amazing photograph and I experience an emotional response to what I see, this is how I know that what I’m doing is “right”. This is passion, and it is what being an artist is all about.

I’ve come to realize that I have a special view, a unique way of seeing the world. It’s a view that I continue to cultivate and expand. I look for ways to push myself creatively and to better myself as a person. Looking at the world through my lens is what I want to share. My photographs show how I see and what I feel.

Design and composition play a large role in my work. I am influenced by a range of different artist including photographers Minor White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lee Friedlander, and Franco Fontana, painter Jackson Pollock and other artists from the era of Dada and Surrealism. Capturing an image with a strong composition is what I look for, regardless of the subject matter.

My strength and vision come from being true to myself. I have fortitude and compassion, and I find joy in traveling and experiencing other cultures. Appreciating the textures, colors, streets and people of the places that I visit is what gives my work its voice. It’s what gives my life meaning.

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