Artist Statement

 

I love photographing emotion.The real, raw and honest. My perspective on seeing is up close and personal, the best place to bear witness to an honest reality.

Creating instant, bold and direct visual connections is what I am when photographing people, places and things of divine interest and when creating self-portraits. It is an obsession and a delight photographing in a way that illustrates the openness to see the subject from the heart, rather than the comfort zone of vanity.

As an artist, I find it difficult to accept the factory-assembly style of contemporary photography. I see everyone and everything as a sole entity and therefore cannot possibly see everyone and everything under the same light, nor would I want to fall victim to allowing myself to photograph in this way.

Self-portraiture plays an important part in my world of creativity. It is an approach that keeps me balanced, especially in times where there is no one to photograph. It has opened my mind to fearlessness and acceptance of being seen as vulnerable and  not seen as the “typical manipulated to perfection  that everyone has become so accustomed to seeing and expecting which unfortunately is the societal norm.

Self-portraiture is the way to bring my personal reflections, ideas and curiosities to life that have originally began as I the photographer, not the subject matter.

 

 

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    • Thank you 🙂 Your images are lovely.

      I have several cameras I use and my images are a mixture of the Yashicha D, Minolta XD and X-700, Mamiya C330, Nikon F100, Polaroid Land camera 100, Santa Barbara 4×5 pinhole camera 50mm,Hasselblad 500cm,(in which I will be shooting with more soon!). My most recent purchase was the large format 4×5 Crown graphic press camera. 🙂

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  1. bodegabayf2

    A very nice kit! I’m impressed. I’ll be spending some time here looking at your work. Thank you for your kind words about my photographs.

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