“He’s creating art again.”
I’ve heard that thousands of times from family members as they walk ahead leaving me behind, camera to my eye, creating an image. I can’t help it. I make images. I frequently stop to see things others walk by. I’ve been doing it since I first starting taking pictures with a Kodak Instamatic when I was just 9. I’ve never stopped.
I find the beauty of photography is that you and I can see different things in my images and we’re both right.
My work may be created alone – just me and my camera grabbing a moment in time. However, the intended result of that moment, whether you know it or not, is between me and you, the person viewing the final image.
The goal is to capture an emotion in me that emerges by seeing light and shadows in life. But for my images to truly work, I need to create that emotion – or any emotion – in you.
That’s why I stop to create art. And when it works, it’s magic.