Inspiration ( a good idea that comes to you suddenly )
An art director once asked me where my ideas came from. I had always taken ideas for granted and didn’t have much to offer other than saying they came out of my head. I was new to advertising at the time, but it was one of those moments when I realized I needed to put some thought to the question and develop a better answer in case it was ever asked again. And it has been...several times.
I think ideas can be triggered by anything and come from almost anywhere. For me, inspiration can also happen anytime... I'll see something or be talking to someone and then suddenly begin to wonder. It's like drifting toward something that seems interesting or exciting... that's the start of it... a feeling of curiousity... it seems to me that even the most insignificant thing can kick start the formation of a really good idea.
Photography is a way of knowing, a platform for experimentation and examination of new ideas. My working method is to collaborate with (people) and nature (places and things) to bring my ideas to life. So, I want to thank all the people that have helped me on my path... my family, art directors, designers, writers, publishers, museum directors, curators, painters, models, photography assistants, make-up artists, hair stylists, and many others… who work outside the field of art, that inspired me to make the photographs on this site. I also want to thank nature for its inspiration and for providing a place for me in my time on this earth.
"At our best and most fortunate we make pictures because of what stands in front of the camera, to honor what is greater and more interesting than we are. We never accomplish this perfectly, though in return we are given something perfect ---- a sense of inclusion. Our subject thus redefines us, and is part of the biography by which we want to be known."