Part of what motivates and inspires me is how others react emotionally to my work. What causes me to want to take the picture in the first place has usually begun by my own emotional response to what I am looking at. Sometimes the moments are so fleeting and I must be very quick to catch the reality before me. I often feel like the camera has become a part of my body, because I dare not leave it behind. I am sure to miss something if I do.
Who can say what will catch my attention? I might see obvious beauty, or sometimes there is something very subtle that I am able to capture, or possibly it may be patterns and textures, and even my humor will show through in the photographs. At times the scene could even reveal a certain mood or rhythm. I look for deep saturation of color when possible.
From 1997 - 1999, I exhibited a one-of-a-kind artist's
book, Journey to the Mid-East, combining photography,
calligraphy, watercolors and image transfers, with each of the 100 pages
framed and shown in various places in the greater Hartford area. In the
summer 2000, I exhibited my work, Journeys Near and Far, Through
an Artful Eye, at the E.T.C. Gallery, Hartford, the Golden
Lamb Buttery, Brooklyn, CT, and also at Circe's Feast, West Hartford.
I would enjoy hearing from you! You can email me or drop me a note the ol' fashioned way.
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