Photographic art is not what you see but what you make others see.
As I’ve traveled the world for the past 60 years I’ve marveled at the wonders that I’ve seen and felt the need to share these joys with others. My camera seemed to be the perfect instrument to capture what I saw before me. It enabled me to record a scene and transport it round the world to show to others. After some time I began to feel and realize that while I was faithfully recording what I was seeing and sharing it with others I wasn’t sharing what I felt at the moment of discovery. I was simply mirroring reality and not expressing my feelings at what I was experiencing. For years I searched for ways to avoid the pitfalls of simply recording and sought for ways to capture and express my own personal “Ode to Earth and Life”. After some time I had an epiphany and turned to abstractionism to express what I felt as well as what I saw. No longer confined by reality, abstract expression allowed me the pour my heart and soul into my photography.
A simple photograph of a bowl became an expression of joy and wonder:
My spirit, freed at last, cried out:
“When reality doesn’t suit your needs, change it in Photoshop.”
Rather than pontificate on my background, I will simply state that I have lived, I’ve experienced, I’ve learned and I’ve shared my experiences and knowledge with others.
Photographing for the past 60 years has taught me how little I know and how much there is to discover.
It’s the journey that matters.
If you want to know me better, look at my photographs. They’re the window to my soul.