Photographer + Artist
Spirit, Body, Mind, Environment. My artwork comes through me from both the rational and the mystic – something deep inside that stirs, perhaps sparked by an intellectual question or simple remark and mulled around in the body for years before emerging as intuition.
Aesthetically and compositionally, I am influenced by a repertoire of drawing and painting (including my own). Intellectually, I see all photographs as material intersections of simultaneous, sequential, sinuous, and even indeterminate Inter-views (the space between views) – documents of life.
I’ve come to observe my photographs are best taken when approached with a forgotten question. That is, in order to take a photograph, one must first leap over an unpunctuated space; this action is Moment (somewhat akin to Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment”) – a subconscious “Ah-ha!” the photograph then, is a record of this Moment; however, since the perspectives from which a photograph is viewed are not fixed, a photograph indeed acts (or serves) as an Inter-view. It’s from this perspective that there is no barrier between photojournalism and art. It is the same in that the photographer and the viewers' perspectives and interpretations are a created matter.
Artistically, understanding of the process of “Moment” helps me to explore a visual articulation of culture, people and places. When working in a photojournalistic style, this understanding assists me in capturing illustrative moments. When stylistically leaning more towards “painting” we find a more nuanced line of documentation.