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I am just starting to reignite my passion for photography after leaving the 35mm SLR behind many years ago. My journey into digital photography began in earnest in January 2010 when I purchased a Nikon D3000 on a complete whim. Since then, I have clicked the shutter many times, hit the delete button often and delved into teaching myself post-processing.
I myself mostly enjoy shooting nature and landscape photography. I also love shooting (and seeing) images that explore the various places and cultures of this world, portraits that capture the essence of one’s soul, vintage and abandoned things and architectural/street photography. A self-proclaimed color junkie, I am drawn to vibrant color but also the soft, dreamy qualities of an image. Living in the SW USA, I am exposed to a unique type of location and many of my shots are inspired by this environment. I am fond of saying that I specialize in not specializing when it comes to a genre of photography…I will shoot whatever catches my eye and I find moves me, although as of late, I have been more and more drawn to the lifestyle of the traditional West. No matter how common or seemingly plain a subject, I try to portray it in the best “light” 🙂 possible and with my own original and personal point of view. Iconic shots and epic and exotic locations are great but I believe that the everyday deserves just as much attention.
My goal in photography is to make art, capture beauty and provoke emotion and I hope my journey to better my skills never ends. What can I say; I just love photography. Thanks for stopping by!
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“For me, photography is to place head, heart and eye along the same line of sight.” HC Bresson
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” ~Elliott Erwitt.
“Emotionally full and technically imperfect trumps technically perfect and emotionally vacant every time.”-V Versace
“Style has no formula but it has a secret key. It is an extension of your personality.”-E Haas
“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
― Ansel Adams
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”~Dorothea Lange