Statement of Purpose

The purpose of my photography is to evoke within the observer an immediate sense of "being", of everything being sensuous and a part of the human experience. Satisfying images should feel visually and emotionally in balance. I seek the same effect as haiku, the poetry of sensation--a sense of each moment or thing having significance, regardless of subject matter. An image should be perceived directly for what it is without the need for thought or intellectualizing. It should resonate and quiet the mind. Emptiness, real or inferred, evokes a sense of timelessness. I try to use it as the primary element in composition. I believe in what Lao Tzu said:

"Give people a void to look at and simplicity to hold.
Then there will be little selfishness and few desires."












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