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Often, when stating that I’m a photographer, the immediate question asked is: “What do you photograph?” That’s a simple question, but the answer can be far more difficult for someone working in the field categorized as ‘Fine Art’.

 


My ‘subject’ has always been singular, and independent of the physical form providing the ‘canvas’. I aim for the Transcendent, or, to quote the Kena Upanishad: “That which cannot be seen but by which there is seeing.” To capture traces of the ineffable is the goal, whether it be framed in a portrait, a landscape or a still life.

 


As a small child, my earliest efforts were through drawing, constantly expressing my comprehension of the world around me, which I did incessantly with pencil on large pads of manila paper. That continued until the age of eight, at which time I was presented with a Kodak Brownie Starflash camera which instantly transformed my world, in the same fashion that the Macintosh did decades later. Photography become my journal, my means of translating what the senses provided. For the rest of my life, with varying degrees of intensity, photography has been my primary means of expression. Occasionally taking a back seat to music, painting and sculpture, photography remains a constant to the present day.

 


The point of these photographs is to record perceived traces of the ineffable and reveal it to others who care to see.