“So why or how did you get into photography?” I get that question a lot. “Why do you do it?” “Do you enjoy it?” “Is it just a hobby?” I get those questions too. Unfortunately, I’ve never had a simple answer for any of those questions. However, since this piece of paper is supposed to contain my artist statement, I’ve been thinking about the whys and hows for a couple of weeks now so here goes: When I see something that is visually striking to me, I seem to be compelled to capture it and then reproduce it in a way that gives me the same feeling that I had when I took the picture, and if I do it right it will also remind me of why I took the picture in the first place.
My photographs in the gallery today are from two locations that I very much have enjoyed photographing over the last couple of years—the Southwestern United States and Iceland. Fire and Ice let’s call them. I hope you like some of them. If you do, leave your email and I’ll send you photographs of some of my other favorite locations.