In every environment there are places that say, “Stand here”, “Look there”, “This is how I feel” and finally, a “Click now!” moment. The images continue to ignite the feelings of that particular moment, often mingling with new feelings that exist on a later day.
I am drawn to peaceful landscapes of trees and rivers, mountains and oceans; I love the moments of quiet reverence. I also love the energy and diversity in cities. The majesty of bridges and modern tall buildings; old beloved cathedrals and graffiti riddled neighborhoods; people rushing to unknown destinations or selling apples in a Farmers Market are in many
of my favorite photographs.
I often find some of my best photographing moments are close to home in the places so familiar to me. The same trees, beaches, streets and neighborhoods reveal new moods in changing weather and at different times of day.
Equally compelling are the discoveries made on my travels. Asia, Europe, New Zealand and Central America as well as our own national and state parks.
Why I Photograph
“To live on a day-‐today basis is insufficient for human beings; we need to transcend, transport, escape; we need meaning, understanding and explanation; we need to see over-‐all patterns in our lives. We need hope, the sense of a future. And we need freedom (or at least, the illusion of it) to get beyond ourselves, whether with telescopes and microscopes and our ever-‐ burgeoning technology, or in states of mind that allow us to travel to other worlds, to rise above our immediate surroundings.
We seek a holiday from our inner and out restrictions, a more intense sense of the here and now, the beauty and value of the world we live in.”
Oliver Sacks 2012
Physician, Author, Professor of Neurology NYU School of Medicine