“I use photography and video as a means of letting others see themselves in a way they may not thought possible. I also make pictures to identify with hidden qualities of my character, to better understand myself, and to express my interpretation of those around me. I have to admit, I love to see the reaction of those whose photos I take. Most do not think they have the ability to look good in a photo. There is a drive to bring out the inner- being of anyone I take a photo of. Some of my work goes down the commercial path, and others explore the portrait in abstract form, and allow me to interact with people I would otherwise not be able to engage with. My goal is to use my camera to create self-awareness, and get people to place prints back in the home. The digital world we live in has taken away the art galleries that I grew up with that were along that one wall in every mother’s home.

Photography and Video for me can tell a story without saying a word. If you look at all of my subjects the detail in the eyes can let you truly see the windows to their soul. With a camera I can make a portrait to open an unexplored world, a place of curious self-expression. I can now create new relationships, new chances new beginnings and most importantly new stories.

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