My Artist Statement
When I discovered photography at the age of seventeen it opened up a world from which I often felt detached, not a part of. Photography gave me a voice... a means with which to express my unspoken point of view. It has taken some time to overcome the sense of vulnerability when first showing my work. My photographs are about me, they express who I am, how I feel, and how I see the world, from my point of view.
I hope that my photographs touch people, and carry them to a place of comfort and reflection and perhaps introspection. A place to wander...
My aim is to record the dimensions of life, the living, the objects and the colours; the beginning, the end and all the contours of our journeys. The internal, the external and how all pieces depend on each other, our interdependence. When you see the photos people not only see the folds and sharp edges but they feel............when I am at my best the viewer hopefully feels hugged........touched!
It's difficult or near impossible to be objective about "my" photographs, they are not mine!
Leonardo da Vinci said, "When the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art."
What comes to me and touches me in a photograph, I also wish it to touch others.