true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible."
began a serious pursuit of photography nearly 15 years ago. With
modest goals, I set out to photograph places and things in a way
that would reveal their unique beauty.
of my images are of conventionally pleasing scenes...a panoramic
view of a lush volcanic valley, or an old bustling 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.
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.
my eyes became more artistically focused, I began noticing beauty
at every turn. My challenge was and is to capture and create an
image that allows everyone to enter the world that I see. Photography
allows me to truly share my vision with the world.