“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.” — Oscar Wilde
I began a serious pursuit of photography nearly 20 years ago. With modest goals, I set out to photograph places and things in a way that would reveal their unique beauty. Some of my images are of conventionally pleasing scenes…a panoramic view of a lush volcanic valley, or a time-worn European side street. But the images that I truly fell in love with were those capturing everyday things that were not conventionally beautiful…a ruined bicycle abandoned in a back alley, or a huge log tossed ashore by a storm.
“The world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.” — Henry Miller
In my travels, I also began turning my camera toward the people that I met along the way. Although I never set out to be a “people photographer,” I found that many of these faces held the same kind of interest and unheralded beauty as the objects and places to which I’d long devoted my attention. As my eyes became more artistically focused, I began noticing beauty at every turn. My challenge was and is to capture and create images that allow everyone to enter the world that I see. Photography allows me to share my vision with the world.