Artist's Statement

Simplicity best describes my approach to photography. I like to communicate my ideas with a minimum number of elements. Aesthetically, I prefer images taken on film. I shoot mostly in black and white because it allows me to concentrate on shape, texture, tone, and contrast to create abstract images. My favorite subjects are those that may not be obvious to others; many common objects can provide great compositional possibilities. I prefer to use a simple camera and one or two prime lenses so that I can focus my attention on capturing the image at hand. However, digital technology plays an important part in my post-processing work.