There are pictures that simply elicit memories of a familiar place or feeling. There are shots that make the viewer ponder life, in all of its little obscurities. Then there are photographs that transcend meaning. The best photograph is one that asks more questions than it answers. This is what I strive for in my creation. Many people say it's a "talent" or a "gift". Personally, I believe that it's more of a quest for self-realization. For everyone's an artist. Some just haven't found their medium quite yet. I feel as if I'm on the edge of finding my own.
I'm afraid that it's rather boring to accompany me on a photo shoot. I turn inward to my own world and wander off like a hound tracking a scent. My head swivels about and I take in the underlying beauty of the area around me. In some places it's an ocean of chaos (read n.y.c.). Elsewhere, it's a streak of beauty masked by a rainy night. Every experience taps a different part of my soul, and it's not difficult for me to notice who or what's at the forefront of my mind when I'm shooting the photo. Regardless, if you're accompanying me, you're finding it difficult to keep up.
It's interesting to hear others' comments about what my eyes capture. I've heard the same photograph referred to as "striking", "beautiful", and "depressing" all in one day. I've tried explaining previous works of art to others before and have received strange, quizzical looks. Good art compels you. It makes you want to speak out, or it stirs a fire in your innards. Hopefully something on this site does that. To many people, the images on this site will just look like shots or pictures. With the right kind of eyes, though, you'll figure out just what I'm asking.