“If I could say it in words, I wouldn’t need to photograph.”
Lewis Wickes Hine was an American sociologist and photographer. Hines used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were instrumental in changing the child labor laws in the United States.
Photography for me is an expression of art as well as a pursuit to document the world as I see it. Art has inspired mankind to express their inner most feelings. For me, the colors and light that I see inspire me to meditate and wonder at the world I live in. I strive to capture the world as I see it and experience it. Sometimes it is seen more in black and white than color, but in those instances it is the light that is speaking to me and what needs to be shared with you, my viewer.
It is the art of photography that I want to share, but it is a documentation of art that, for me, is what photography is all about. That documentation may take on a simple black and white image, or an artistic interpretation of the colors and light that inspired me to take that shot.
I find that sometimes it is the artistic interpretation that is what needs to be exercised as I record the true image of what I saw.
Enter the world with me and join me on my journey, see and experience the world of light and color with me!