Thoughts on Chasing Cool* > Art and Life
I trust my intuition and photograph people, places and things that spark my imagination or trigger an emotion. In other words, whatever it is... if it feels important or could add meaning to my life, I try to capture it in a photograph. It's a nonacademic way of working and leaves all the doors of perception open to me. I often need to plan shoots but always consider those plans a "rough sketch". In this way, I can be open to capture unplanned opportunities that could be even better than the original intent.
"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 big place and in a constant state of change. My goal is to improve my understanding of people and life in all its forms. People... my fascination with people led to the study of psychology and counseling and earning an M.S. degree from Syracuse University. Study of psychology helped immensely in my pursuit of meaningful photography. Places... as a child, I loved nature, landscape and architecture. I was especially intrigued by the feeling of human presence around and through some of the places I visited that were clearly vacant. That interest is still with me today. Things... are important to me as they offer the physical signs of the way we choose to live and what we value.
Chasing Cool is a lot like a road trip. You don't know who or what's around the next corner and that, for me, is very exciting. I've met thousands of people and seen so many interesting things because of my work as a professional advertising and fine art photographer. I hope some of the photographs on here connect with you to elicit the feelings and sense of wonder I felt when taking them. I've been busy shooting lately and new work will be continually added to this site so check 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. 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.