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I found photography when I was young. I don't quite recall how I became interested in photography, but I do remember reading quite a few photo magazines as a child of 10 or so. I was really taken with photography when a gentleman by the name of Michael Milanziener showed me his portfolio. He (I believe) was a freelance photographer in New York City in the late 70's. I was taken aback by those images, even at that age.
Since that time, I have thought of photography as a means of self-expression and commentary. Viewing photography as an expressive art form, I try to capture not only the beauty in this world, but also it's reality. I enjoy life's adventures and experiences; and, as such, I enjoy different types of photography from landscape to street, portraiture to macro. To some this may seem as though I am unfocused, but, in fact, my focus is photography. I do not want to pigeonhole myself nor limit what I photograph and share. There is too much in the world to be limited by one or two genres.
I make images, as a means of remembering, documenting, and expressing my experiences and share with whomever will partake. The images I make evoke an emotional response in me and, I hope, with the viewer of those photos. My desire is to share with people something they may have overlooked, never saw, never will see, or never knew existed and to evoke in them a response or connection. Too often people every day are blind to their surroundings. I want to help people see, discover, and feel.
My images are grounded in reality; that is to say, that I do not add objects or subject matter to them. Some of the techniques I use are simple and others are somewhat complicated but necessary for the end result.
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