Creating something beautiful that holds personal significance has always been important for me. In the last two years the camera has been the main tool for this kind of creating.
A year ago I started a photoblog as a place to hold the images and look at them with a discerning eye. Then last spring I started photography lessons with Stuart Mueller. I appreciate his encouragement to sharpen my thinking about the meaning held in the images. I also appreciate those who come here and look at the images whether they leave comments or not.
Initially I was interested in street photography and portraiture. Recently my interest has expanded to landscape and objects occurring in our environment.
When people appear in the photographs often there is not much drama, not many 'decisive moments'. This is because I'm interested in the small or ordinary moments. Vignes Balasingam calls these the "moments between moments" when he speaks of a recent movement to document the fabric that ties and links moments together.
Big things happen, sometimes planned, sometimes unplanned. Most of us don't have difficulty storing mental images of the big moments. Its images of tiny gestures that I like to find and distill into a form that can be held and contemplated.