I am an image collector. The things I see, or envision in my mind’s eye, often become meaningful icons that inform my photography. The camera is the mechanism by which I hope to translate that visual imagery into meaningful photographs.
As a young child, I remember staring out the window from the upper berth of a railway sleeper car, long after my parents were asleep, and freeze-framing the nighttime beauty of farms and fences and moonlit reflections in ponds as they raced by to the steady clickety-clack of the wheels on the tracks. I seek to recapture that same sense of wonder and discovery each time I look through the lens, infusing those revelations with fresh feeling and purpose, rich in intangibles, subtextural statements, and conversations.
As one who finds peace in meditation, photography affords me not only artistic expression, but also spiritual nourishment. I am particularly drawn of late to abstract aerial photography, shot from "doors off" helicopters at altitudes of 1200-10,000 feet. I'm intrigued by unexpected perspective and enigmatic imagery.