“I tell stories with pictures;
create images that connect."
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 'plein air Surrealist', I continue to learn.
It's an artist's life." — jwn