Photography Is My Passion
“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.” – Anais Nin
I had a camera when I was young. As a teen I learned to develop B/W film. I continue to explore and develop this artistic expression, and grow even more committed with every new capture.
I don’t use Photoshop except for the rare occasion where I need to accomplish something complex like masking, compositing or special effects. I don’t photoshop the models. I do only minor re-touching when I do. I don’t have any issue with others photoshoping their images. It’s an amazing tool but it’s too often abused and overused. I prefer to work less at the computer and spend my time with light, camera, and most of all my subject.
The more I learn, the more I realize how much more there still is to learn. Two of the most important lessons:
- It’s not about the light, it’s the shadows.
- It’s not about the camera, it’s the eye.
You should be very familiar with my camera, the one I’ve had since the ’70s. You’ve hear d it hundreds maybe even thousands of times! It’s the sound your phone makes when you take a photo. Read more about the story of my camera sound.
There are many photographers that have inspired me. The few that continue to influence me the most are:
- Steve McCurry (1950- )
- Alfred Cheney Johnston (1885-1971)
- Helmut Newton (1920-2004)
- Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946)
- Annie Leibovitz (1949- )
- Edward Weston (1886-1958)
- Arnold Newman (1918-2006)
- Richard Avedon (1923-2004)
Words About Images
I struggle to describe my images. Words often obscure and distort visual art. Rather than label and categorize, I prefer the images speak for themselves.
What do you see?
If you’re interested in working with me, send me a message about your idea. I often work in collaboration.