Artist Statement I am not a traditional photographer. For me, capturing the photographic image is only the beginning of a long and complex process that allows me to uniquely shape each of my pictures, guided by imagination, intuition, and emotion.
I begin to explore composition possibilities with only a vague idea as a guide and the hope that I will arrive at an image that is both striking and memorable. Inspiration often, but not always, comes from Greek mythology or Biblical stories, because those ancient tales are so filled with power, exotic personalities and life's lessons still relevant today. The mental image I carry is enough to get me started and it will shift and change as the artwork progresses. Elements and ideas are discarded as better ones present themselves and accidents often provide welcome surprises.