While I have compiled a significant body of work, my vision and sensibilities are constantly evolving and taking me to a different creative place.
My work began as strictly representational; subject was clearly the most important consideration in the frame. While my work remained representational at its core, in time it became more narrative, heavily influenced by my work in photojournalism no doubt. Now, at this stage of my aesthetic journey, I feel that it is not important that my images tell a story. I am much more concerned with how the various visual elements, especially light are revealed in my photographs and creating work that is Fine Art in nature. Or as the French say—Art Pour Le Art!
I have realized that except for those few circumstances in which the subject matter is so completely compelling, it is necessary for me to understand the interaction and or juxtaposition of line, tone, form, pattern, and texture and how these elements work together to create something of inherent, aesthetic visual interest.
Along the way, I have learned that the work cannot exist by itself, I cannot disconnect from my responsibility toward my work. As an artist, I must demonstrate control of the entire creative process and of the final outcome.
Also, I must create an image that goes beyond the literal aspects of the scene or the subject of the photograph. I try to create images that share a personal vision, to create images not just take photographs.
My photographs do not simply document or provide reportage. The purpose of my work is to share my personal vision of the subject. My goal is to be present in the image. I want the viewer to know that an artist and not just a camera made my photographs.
My work is the expression of my personality, vision and inspiration. The composition of my photographs is complex and sophisticated, and the meaning of an image is more likely to reveal itself overtime, not all at once.
Deep and deliberate thinking, and attention to detail in every aspect of the work characterize the process of creating my art. As such, my emphasis is on creating a small number of individual pieces rather that mass production of an identical image. Emphasis is placed on quality and not quantity.