Updated: Apr 22, 2019
I once heard Annie Leibovitz say in an interview; "When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them." That phrase changed how I looked at photographing people. From that moment on I understood that the camera in my hand is not only a way to express myself by capturing the people and places I see but it is also a very special tool for getting to know people and the world around me.
Photography from the start was magic. It still is magic. In the early days I loved the element of surprise when I got the settings not quite right and the image looked moodier then it was in real life. Or how the images would be blurred adding this dynamic motion to the subject photographed. Once I understood how the camera worked I loved that I could control those elements and I could either tell the truth or distort the image by changing the settings to tell the story I wanted to tell.
It's been over 25 years that I have had a camera of one kind or another in my hands and I am still sometimes surprised at what the camera catches with the click of that shutter. That split second truly creates images of a thousand words and what is more amazing is that everyone looking at any given image will see what they want to. With time images take on a life of their own. Sometimes those truly special photographs can change the course of history or reveal a new reality. That power... I'm still in its awe.
I love the very special relationship I have with photography ... I can honestly say that it has been the longest on going love affair of my life. So I've started this blog to share my passion for this art form, to share my experiences both professional and personal but above all to share my work.
So welcome! Thanks for joining me on this journey. I hope it will be as enjoyable for you as it is for me.