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I look around every single day, and see things that I must remember.


Maybe shooting photographs is a way to make my experiences real in the physical world, so that I don't forget.

On a great day, I am able to grab those moments and keep them forever. Yet, the capture is only half of it. The other half is the time spent in the digital darkroom, working up what I have captured. I thrive on the entire process of bringing images to life.

Over the years, I have had an array of good equipment, currently led by my Nikon D7100 and an array of great glass. But no matter what camera I shoot with, the most important thing for me is to just get out there and shoot, and capture all those moments that help me make sense of my life.

Flow is the central thing I look for in my images. That sense that life resides within the confines and boundaries of a single image. Cameras are generally really good at making things sit still, but I like it most when things continue to move across and through the frame. Images that bubble with life, even though they are actually static, allow your mind to create a tiny movie from a single captured frame! I love the fluidity and the motion, but I also look for that sense of stillness in each capture as well. It is a constant exercise in opposites: fluid lines and shooting trajectories, coupled with the strict, unmoving lines of a moment frozen in time.

It is this constant battling back and forth between fluidity and stillness that I love to attain. It doesn't always happen, but sometimes I find a line of stillness within the movement of people, action or things, and that nails it. I feel so fortunate when that happens.

Conversely, I also like a sense of stillness and peace. I get that the human brain just needs to reflect sometimes, so I hope that feeling comes across in my scapes, still lifes and other work. Sometimes you just want to get inside the moment, reflect on it, and be very still. That works for me, too.


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