My mother once said, "you take the most beautiful photos of the ugliest things". Setting my mother's sense of art criticism aside, she has a point. Since the first time I used a camera as a medium I have gravitated towards cityscapes over landscapes, human debris over humans, and the fine point where the beauty of mankind has left its mark in the most unexpected ways. I seek juxtaposition and often find the tongue-in-cheek; the absurdity of the contrast is too good to not giggle.
The beauty of the unknown and the unseen drives much of my exploration. Meditations on solitude and empty space are recurring themes. Yet whimsy often takes center stage, for the beauty of darkness requires lightness to be seen.
As I grow older, I have a stronger desire to tell stories and narratives through my images. I am exploring themes more deeply and my work is getting more personal.
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A Zero-Circle by Rumi
Be helpless and dumbfounded,
unable to say yes or no.
Then a stretcher will come
from grace to gather us up.
We are too dulleyed to see the beauty.
If we say Yes we can, we’ll be lying.
If we say No, we don’t see it,
that No will behead us
and shut tight our window into spirit.
So let us not be sure of anything,
beside ourselves, and only that, so
miraculous beings come running to help.
Crazed, lying in a zero-circle, mute,
we will be saying finally,
with tremendous eloquence, Lead us.
When we’ve totally surrendered to that beauty,
we’ll become a mighty kindness.