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I love photographing the unexpected beauty waiting to be found in ordinary, everyday things. I’m especially drawn to intense color and to the mysterious nature of reflection and transparency. Botanical subjects intrigue me because of their wealth of interesting surfaces and colors, yet I’m also attracted to junk and often find inspiration at the dump or at sites full of rusty machinery and old buildings. Repeated patterns, reflections, and architectural geometry catch my eye, as well as nearly anything related to nature and agriculture.
I like using the camera to abstract subjects from their familiar settings in order to emphasize the shapes, textures, and patterns that interest me. By exploring only a portion or detail of an object isolated from its usual context, I’m able to see it from a fresh perspective, free from expectations about a subject’s nature or the resulting image. Although I sometimes work indoors, I prefer to work outdoors in natural settings with natural light. Walking or hiking into an area, I try to stay open to the moment and to discovering whatever presents itself to my imagination and mood. Sometimes I’m amazed by the beauty I find in the everyday world whenever I take the time to observe it closely and with fresh eyes.
The final prints are the result of hours spent working in the digital darkroom. I enjoy rediscovering and enhancing the qualities that prompted me to record a subject in the first place. Before adding a new print to my portfolio I often hang it in my home and live with it for a while to see if it sustains my interest. After a few weeks or months I sometimes see a photo in a new way that prompts me to return to the darkroom and create a new image based on the same digital negative. I have little interest in documenting history, telling a story, or sending a social message with my art. I am simply interested in exploring the luminous beauty of the everyday world, in connecting more deeply with the world and its beauty through my art, and in sharing that beauty with these images that I hope will speak to others’ souls as clearly as they speak to mine.