“I tell stories with pictures.
I am a ‘plein air’ Surrealist.”
The directives of Robert Frost and Alexey Brodovitch provoke me.
André Kertész and Thomas Jefferson influence my point of view.
Robert Frost said: "The thing is to get among the poems where they hold each other apart in their places as the stars do."
Brodovitch said: "Never show me anything I have ever seen before." and "Astound me!"
Jefferson chose "to place before mankind a common sense of the subject in terms so plain and firm as to command their ascent."
André Kertész did not take photographs...he felt them;
meeting and embracing reality in a graceful, refined—and playful manner.
My mantra and intention? "Eliminate the obvious. Illuminate the elusive."
What I find worthy of my spirit, energy and life's purpose is to pursue the essence of a subject or an experience. — Why else am I here?
"A 'plain air Surrealist', I continue to learn. It's an artist's life." — jwn