I work under the premise that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Every face has a story to tell and my job as an artist is to interpret that story and put it on film. The black velvet background and shallow depth of field eliminates any distractions. This in turn allows me to create a dynamic and intriguing portrait.
Children are an exciting avenue for storytelling. They are open and fluid. I like the mystery of not revealing to the viewer whether the babies are male or female. Their straightforwardness gives me everything I need for a provocative story.
I’ve chosen an exciting medium for my art. There is no formula. Each new subject is an exciting challenge. Rodin, said “Don’t look at things, watch them.” Wise words I attempt to follow. I know when it works. It’s a physical feeling combined with instinct and experience telling me so.
My portraits are in private collections worldwide and have been selected by Jane Jackson, curator of the Elton John Photography Collection, for inclusion in shows at at The Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta. Ga