About My Art
I think that the world is a very complex place. So much so that it is easy to get overwhelmed by it. But I also think that the world is very beautiful, and it is when we pause from the chaos of our lives and reflect on beautiful things around us that we can better understand who we are.
From a very young age I have been fascinated by how complex things can be broken down into simple parts. I found the relationship between those parts to be very beautiful, but also very hard to describe. It wasn't until I discovered photography at the age of 12 that I finally a way to share with others the simplistic beauty that I saw.
To further my skill, I studied the works of painters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Hopper, along with the work of photographers like Adams, Karsh, and Patterson. I admire how they mastered the technical process to further their art and seek to do the same. I prefer to eschew automation and use my camera with manual settings; I sometimes supplement natural light with artificial light; I always use raw camera data to create the working image; and I select the appropriate paper and inks on which to print the final image. My goal is to create a fine art image that invokes in the viewer the same sense of awe and inspiration of the world that I have.