“An artist cannot speak about his art any more
than a plant can discuss horticulture.” -Jean Cocteau
This being said, I love the back story of an image, a song, a mountain range, a flower. Art has the ability to take us beyond the mundane and the power to transcend. I want my images to stand on their own, without explanation, enabling the viewer to come to their own conclusion or emotional response. However, I am interested in the location of a landscape or to know just why that girl is standing in the middle of the street, bursting with laughter. An image can appear ordinary, but oftentimes extraordinary measures were taken to get the shot.
I will share some of these stories with you. I welcome your comments, questions and suggestions.