Artist Statement

I love photographing the unexpected beauty waiting to be found in ordinary, everyday things. I use the camera to abstract subjects from their familiar settings and to emphasize the shapes, textures, patterns, and colors that interest me. By exploring only a portion or detail of an object taken out of its larger context, we can see it from a fresh perspective without preconceptions about a subject’s nature and the resulting image.

I have little interest in documenting history, telling a story, or trying to send a social message through my art. I’m simply interested in exploring the luminous beauty of our world, in connecting more deeply with it, and in sharing that beauty with these images. I hope they speak to others’ souls as clearly as they speak to mine.