It is often said that the devil is in the
details, but I am constantly searching for beauty in details.
Less is often more. Seeing only part of the whole can be more
revealing than seeing the entirety. An intimate perspective can
provide vistas that are not readily apparent without closer
inspection. The challenge is to find which details are
evocative, emotionally moving, esthetically pleasing as well as
representative of the whole.
Nature has always fascinated me. The
closer I look the more I realize how little I know. Some of
nature's designs can be explained scientifically, but I find it
more rewarding to find designs that resonate emotionally. For
me it is more important to feel connected to nature rather than
understand why and how. Color, texture, patterns and design are
all musicians that pull at the strings of our emotions.
While most graphic arts start with a
blank canvas, photography is the exact opposite. A
photographer's greatest challenge is to create order out of
chaos. Often what is left out of an image is just as important
as what is included. I strive to create images that are
graphically bold and simple, as well as emotionally moving,
creating a bond between the subject and the viewer. I also
enjoy using the visual impact of color in relation to all of our
senses. I hope these images reveal the astonishing beauty and
patterns that are often overlooked in the natural world.