Thoughts on Chasing Cool* > Art and Life
The title above suits me much better than 'Artist's Statement'. I avoid theoretical dogmas. I do not fault artists that find them useful; it's just that I find them restricting.
I have an eclectic approach to subject matter and work intuitively. I direct my attention to people, places or things that spark my imagination or trigger an emotion. In other words, whatever it is... if I've never experienced it before and feel it could add meaning to my life, I will turn it into a photograph.
"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the earth, from
a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web."
The world is a very big place and in a constant state of change. My goal is to improve my understanding of people and of life in all its forms. I hope some of the photographs on chasingcool.com connect with you to elicit the feelings and sense of wonder I felt when taking them.
Photographs are available in sizes 16 x 20 to 40 x 55 inches. All photographs are signed and include a certificate of authenticity. Please email me for print pricing and shipping information.
*A word we use to describe anything we find intriguing or unique – something or someone that catches our eye and tests the depths of self-expression and imagination that we commonly confine ourselves to.