My wife claims that I would go to the ends of the earth to take a single photo of a crumbling wall if I could link it to some ancient civilization. While I like to think that my body of work is at least a bit more diverse than that implies, I must confess to a passion for both researching and photographing historic and archeological subjects. In the decade that I've been working as a photographer, I've found that the more I can feel for a subject; the more it captures my imagination, the better the results.
Some photographers are masters of capturing the human form, or revealing personality through portraiture. For me, capturing the soul of a place, or the beauty of a moment, be it poetically delicate, or hauntingly stark is what drives my photographic habit.
For me, the studio is a place to arrange still life shoots, not to capture people or personalities. I far prefer the unscripted moments of everyday life and natural light to the artifice of the studio. On the other hand, I believe that the true art of photography is in the darkroom, where the analytical, neutral vision of the camera is shaped by the eye of the photographer to capture the world the way our minds and hearts see and feel it.
It's my sincere hope that my photos and my words will at the least, inspire you to think and feel something about their subjects, and maybe about yourself as well.