“The goal is not to change your subjects, but the subject to change the photographer”
There is no better humanitarian classroom in the world for me than photography. The day I learned to stop taking pictures and started giving of myself to my subjects was the day my subjects began to open to me, and my lens. Photography has been my means of connecting with people with humility, respect and openness. Photography has provided me both the challenge and opportunity to connect with people from all walks of life, with whom I never would have ordinarily engaged.
My subjects are the obvious and not so obvious; the beautiful and unattractive; the proud and vulnerable. The common thread is the emotion each image provokes both for me, and the viewer.
I photograph people in their environments because I am, and want my audience to be curious of what lays behind their eyes, where they have been and where they hope to go. My photography both holds time still and evokes the passage of time.
Most of all I hope that my images serve as reminder that photography is as much about one's personal journey and experience as it is about the final image.
“Once you really commence to see things, then you really commence to feel things”