I trust my intuition and photograph people, places and things that spark my imagination or trigger an emotion. It's a nonacademic way of working and leaves all the doors of perception open to me.
"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."
I need to plan my shoots, but always consider any plan a "rough sketch". In this way I have more freedom. I want to be open to chance and sensitive to any visual nuances that could enhance my original intent.
Chasing Cool* is an adventure. I don't know who I'll meet or what unique places or things I'll see next, but it's always exciting. I've met thousands of people and seen some really interesting things as a result of my work as a professional advertising and fine art photographer. I get a great sense of joy and feel I'm contributing to our culture when sharing photographs in art galleries, museums, magazines, books or here on Chasing Cool. Photography gives meaning and purpose to my life.
So, 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 am constantly adding new work to this site so check this space out 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.
*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.