Visual fragments of the mystery and magic that surround us.
"What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things... It is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface." - Constantin Brancusi
"The practice of Zen mind is beginner's mind. The mind of the beginner is empty, free of the habits of the expert, ready to accept, to doubt, and open to all the possibilities. It is the kind of mind which can see things as they are, which step by step and in a flash can realize the original nature of everything." - Shunryu Suzuki, "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind"
My photography is an attempt to see things as they are - awesome and mysterious; to reawaken a sense of wonder in the seemingly ordinary things around us; to remind us that we do not exist disconnected from everything else; and to open ourselves to the unknown and the power of all the possibilities.
My images exist all around us. If we open ourselves to an awareness of the world without preconceived notions, strange and beautiful things reveal themselves. Perhaps there is meaning hidden in the often overlooked details of our surroundings. Perhaps there is magic. Viewed in this context, life becomes a treasure hunt of the extraordinary in the seemingly ordinary.
My photographs are subjective images of objective objects. They explore not only the outer world but our inner selves - visual fragments of what it means to be human.
Absorb these photographs as you might a poem. Read between the lines. Bring your own interpretation. Perhaps you may see some of your own self in these images - and that you might subsequently observe the world around you in a slightly different way.
May we all experience the mysterious universe, hidden in plain sight, silently waiting for us to notice.
One last thing: my photographs are "real."; While I do basic editing of the digital images, I never add pixels that don't exist in the original photograph. I also rarely remove any pixels other than specks from dust on the lens or an occasional tiny element that I deem to be a visual distraction.
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