"Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts."
- Walker Evans -
Since early childhood, I remember long afternoons fascinated by picture books & magazines. I also remember my all too brief, though intense delight, when I misappropriated the family Brownie & double-exposed our holiday pictures with my own masterpieces of pets & friends. Now, some sixty years later, I still gleefully photograph, & I'm still very much delighted by it all.
In my images, I try to combine competent craft with all the excitement of storytelling in a sensual visual language. I’ve also learned that a good photograph can make the viewer an intimate partner with the photographer as both share a common emotive reverberation - a place where a something is grasped, but yet imperfectly known.
Once in a while, the effect of a still image can be so profound, it will lure us into a special state of mind where we’ll share the artist’s creative awareness & then briefly, we'll grasp his intent upon our senses, a sense of fascination, fear, wonder, beauty, pathos, anger, delight or disgust.
My joy then, is first seeing things in a new way, & then sharing that momentary but intense grasp of sensual awareness with others. These are all very human passions, & in truth, a very essential part of life for me.