When I was a kid, I liked to hold up a mirror to a mirror, adjusting the angle to make a reflection of a reflection of a reflection until a certain point was reached and I got a momentary glimpse of infinity. I get the same feeling looking through the viewfinder of a camera. There is a moment, a split second of angle and light that is as close as you can come to capturing an essence. The subject matter could be anything: a landscape or a portrait, but the difference between the right moment and the wrong moment is as great as the difference Mark Twain famously identified between the right word and the wrong word for writers, that is, “the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
Photography is not something I do; it is an organic part of my existence, an extension of who I am. Being prepared for those elusive moments where authenticity can be captured in an image is the key to what I do. Mastery of tools and craft, an openness to seeing in new ways, patience and an unquestioning willingness to follow my intuition into locations and situations that might seem irrational on the surface are all part of my recipe. I'm seeking the truth in whatever subject I approach, and I have learned over my 30 years as an artist that there is usually more truth found in questions than in answers.