Some days I shoot and it’s like I have struck gold. Some days I shoot and I will just find that one “diamond in the rough.” Some days I shoot and I get nothing at all….but no shoot is ever a failure.
When I work with my camera I feel most at peace. I am so used to having it against my face,around my neck, in my hands…it’s become such a part of who I am. It’s become more than just a tool….it is a true extension of my soul. With my camera I am fearless and I am able to breathe….
I don’t really know who I am as a photographer. I am not sure if I ever will or want to be labeled in that way. I do know my eclectic self however. I know my abilities to look a bit further, to appreciate life around me, to always look up and pause to watch the ever changing skies painting me a different picture, to look down where I walk… enjoy the connection between my feet and the ground, to be patient and to not only stop and smell the roses but appreciate how they got there. I know to challenge myself through experimenting and learning, to appreciate human life surrounding me, to remain curious and imaginative, to take my inner child to the playground often , to really be present in my life, not just to exist.
While I love words and their meanings I am unable to really express myself in that way…so I shoot. I shoot until I get what its my head to come through in a photograph. I want you to hear me through your eyes and in doing so…maybe you will discover something new, or feel an emotion, bring back a memory, or make you wonder. I have no idea where I am going or what will become of my photography as it is ever changing…as life is ever changing. So in the meantime, I will continue to explore life’s juxtapositions , my relationship with my camera and give my images a voice of their own as I share my secrets with the world.