For as long as I can remember, I’ve been seeking connections between what I see and what I feel… a combining of the visual and the emotional. Photography connects these experiences by visually expressing thoughts and feelings that are inspired and influenced by the people and places I come in contact with. As such, I strive to make photographs that portray emotional content, ask questions, and tell a story.
In Cemetery Meditation, a solitary figure sits meditating in an unusual setting. The sunlight reaches her as she sits between large mausoleums. The viewer is left with many questions. “Who is she? Why is she there? Is she seeking sun or solitude, or both?”
When Edward Hopper was asked why he selected certain subjects over others, he replied:
“I do not exactly know unless it is that I believe them to be the best mediums for a synthesis of my inner experience. Art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist. The inner life of a human being is a vast and varied realm.”
Personality, interpersonal relationships, life experiences and emotions inform art. As a photographer, I strive to combine these elements in a way that is thought provoking.