Very recently someone asked me what I'm passionate about. I put some thought into this and realized I'm passionate about almost everything I do! My coffee in the morning, the clouds above, reflections in a small pool (let alone a large body of water), sunrise, sunset, fireworks!, choosing a menu and cooking dinner for friends, long deep conversations, a heartfelt hug, feeling loved, and loving, a touch received or provided...just to begin the list.
I believe I am passionate about everything I photograph and you can see some of it here.
Please let me know what you think :-)
We are all influenced by others, even the "self taught" among us. I felt the first spark for photography as a very young child. My father had the love for the medium and although he chose another profession to support his family he always had a camera and never lost his lust. Since then I have had many mentors, in many different forms (some don't even know they influenced my work)...too many to name here.
A special thank you though to Randy Efros for countless hours of everything from dark room tips to passionate discussion.
Any art is not complete until it is loved and appreciated. There is SOOoooooo much beauty in the world! I love the idea of capturing a magic moment or a split second that will never again be exactly the same and sharing it with others. These amazing moments can then live forever!
I will always appreciate any comment and feel distinct gratitude to anyone who relates to any of my work.
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