About the Book
Identity is our perception of what we see and how it is remembered. These are retained as mind pictures to be recalled, sometimes unexpectedly and other times as aroused by current phenomenon. Sometimes with truth, and other times with untruth. The intent here is to explore quiet introspection, by engaging reflective contemplation. These portraits need not to be considered a collection of pretty or sensual images, but as a means to tap awareness thoughts. The journey starts with the image and a tag line, it continues from that point as visual poetry.
Likewise, these portraits are identities unto themselves, a distinct individual who thinks, feels and who have human experiences to share. Studio portraiture and controlled lighting is preferred, where the model may be just ones self or acting out a role. Encouragement and rapport is established to overcome the artificiality of posing in front of the camera. These images are created in an emotive and poetic manner, and are directed to portray a variety of feelings, behavior and experiences.
You are encouraged to explore your own experiences and feelings as you view these images.
My photographic journeys begin at a specific location, which lead to discoveries of subject matter enhanced by natural light and elements of composition. In this sense, visual poetry transcends typical graphics, by using photographic imagery that distinguishes subject matter through composition, color or lack of color, focus and interest. Graphic color textures are often used to further enhance these images. The resulting images not only document, but also to arouse a viewer's senses, emotion and intellect. These images are used for prominent viewing in the home and business environment as shelf and wall groupings; subject matter includes fine art, landscape, waterscapes, street, and documentary photography.