In the words of the great photographer Helen Levitt: "Since I'm inarticulate, I express myself with images". (I actually don't think Helen was inarticulate at all). I agree with Helen though and prefer to let my work speak for me. I've been photographing everything in sight since I had my first camera, a simple Kodak Instamatic. In fact, through the years, photography has been the one constant in my life.
I’ve spent nearly four decades walking around with my cameras, making pictures. Some of my photographer friends use words like “vivid, humanistic, gritty or sublime” to describe my work. I’ll let you be the judge.
Artist's statements often seem pretentious to me and I'm wary of academic "art speak". That said, if I were to articulate my vision or approach it's simply that I photograph what catches my interest - a face, a tree, a particular scene. I shoot with intention, but I’m often pleased with the accidental and unexpected.
Some of these photographs were shot on film and others digital. It doesn't matter to me. I'm not a film purist or a gear head. I do have an interest in alternative processes but in the end it's all about the final image.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my work.