I had read that there are three ways in which art functions: As decor, an augment to interior design; then there is art as a statement, a tool to support a particular argument; and finally, the concept that art, when it thoroughly engages, evokes a sense of wonder. To meet all three criteria is the challenge that arouses my curious nature and fuels my imagination.
I find inspiration in the genres of landscape, street, photo reportage and abstract photography, with an emphasis on creating images from a personal perspective. My images are part theatrical gesture and part documentary; images that seek to establish that intersection between the familiar and the unfamiliar; images that convey an unspoken narrative, inviting the viewer to look a little deeper and bring their own sense of imagination and perspective into the visual experience.
Some artists search for a technique, a genre, a style, a voice, and once they have discovered it, they stay the course. I'm not one of them. Bob Dylan once said, "An artist must be careful to never think he has arrived somewhere, he must always be in a constant state of becoming". I believe that as long as I travel in the realm of becoming and strive for new forms of expression, I will continue to evolve as an artist.
"Never Forget" 2017: Fresno State University, Henry Madden Library 9066 American Voices from the Inside
"Never Forget" 2016 Critical Mass Finalist, Photolucida (Portland, OR).
2016 Prix de la Photographie Paris: Honorable Mention
"Never Forget" 2016 The LightRoom Gallery,Berkely, CA: Solo Show
2016 Portfolio Merit Winner: B&W Magazine
2015 Red Filter Gallery: Exhibit 11/1/15 to 11/30/15
2015 Named by BWGallerist as one of the top ten
"Best of the Best" Emerging Fine Art Photographers.
2015 Portfolio Merit Award: B&W Magazine
2014 IPA 2nd Prize Winner
Photo Essay and Feature Story Category
2014 Portfolio Spotlight Award: B&W Magazine
2014 Palm Springs Photo Festival Slide Show Finalist
2014 Photo L.A. Emerging Focus Finalist
2014 Single Image Merit Award: B&W Magazine
2013 Portfolio Merit Award: B&W Magazine