Who am I? I can't say for certain that I know yet, but I've learned there is often wisdom in doubt. I am, first and foremost, an observer; what goes unseen cannot be captured. Documenting my thoughts and experiences with only a pen, notebook and camera is a deeply meditative process. The more photographs I take and notebooks I fill the more I realize the greatest aspect of art may be the journey - a lifetime of catharsis aimed at discovering answers to our deepest thoughts, or perhaps to simply learn something about ourselves.
While a portion of my work is now captured digitally, any manipulation is limited to slight cropping, dodging and burning, minor color adjustment or conversion to monochrome. The power of photography lies in presenting the world as it is - raw, beautiful and tragic; marvelous and imperfect; vibrant and dark.