Thoughts... on the medium (the photographer, the image and the photograph)
For me, being out there with the intention of capturing images is a zen like experience. A camera focuses my attention and I become more visually aware.
A beautiful image will catch my eye, but I'm much more interested in images that transcend surface appearance... the ones' that make me wonder if they might hold a greater meaning. If an image triggers that sense of wonder I'll trust my intuition and capture it to display here and make prints to display in art galleries.
"All good pictures contain unfinished meanings.
Only perfect cliches are perfectly complete."
Chasing Cool* is an adventure... many of the photographs on this site were taken on road trips here and in foreign countries. Exhibiting my photography is how I give back to the world that has given meaning and purpose to my life. My work is in galleries, museums, books, magazines, here on Chasing Cool and in the memory of those who have seen it and appreciate it.
"A photo is able to capture a moment that people can't
always see. Wanting to see more makes you grow as
a person and growing makes you want to show more
of life around you."
I hope some of the photographs on this site connect with you to elicit the feelings and sense of wonder I felt when taking them. I add new work to this site frequently so check out this space again soon.
Photographs are available in sizes 16 x 20 to 40 x 55 inches. All photographs are signed and include a certificate of authenticity. Most of the work on this site include text for informational purposes and can be ordered with or without the text. Please email me for print pricing, shipping information or any other questions you may have related to ordering of prints.
Cool* 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.