Life is a journey, a continuum of everyday events and ordinary people, all of which make for an extraordinary lifetime of experiences.
The commonplaceness of the people, the situations and the objects found along my journey, become the elements that evoke calm, bring comfort, and furnish a sense of connectedness for me.
I am an adventurer, a lover of color, culture and the bewitching.
My path has taken me to Asia, particularly India and Myanmar. It is a long way from a dairy farm in New York State but the dairy farm was a good place to start the journey. I learned to appreciate the every day events and the emotions that make us human. Today I photograph ordinary people and ordinary situations on the other side of earth; their lives are much like the life lived on the dairy farm when I was a child.
I am drawn to the surface beauty but the beauty within ultimately captivates and transports me. Much of my work is about the environment that people live in. The conditions aid in understanding of the individuals I choose to photograph. Through my work I explore the spectrum of emotions: joy, passion, fear, anxiety, tenderness, anger, aloofness, etc. I allow myself to become involved with the individuals I photograph. Many times my emotions are transmitted to the images. These moments can be intense, maybe disturbing and always powerful.
It is personal and it matters to me.
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