Artist Statement

My work in a sense, has been a path of self discovery. I’ve always been a creative mind, and an observer by nature so photography was an inevitable inclination for me. The power of a still image’s ability to narrate a story and speak louder than the written word will always intrigue me. Everything I’ve photographed and each project I’ve worked on I’ve internalize in one way or another, as a result the images are compelling and provocative.

 

A better image is made when your voice and understanding goes into it’s execution. The work that inspires me and gives me something to aspire to is that of Irving Penn, Colin Finlay, Galin Rowel, James Nachtwey and Ansel Adams. Every time I go to work, their images, their deliberate attention to detail, and the testimony they give to their subjects, aid me in my creative process. As a person I will be nothing short of a citizen of the world through my understanding of it, conveyed in my work. With each image I bring a story and its relevance to the forefront and something new is learned each day.

 

  “Photographs are necessary in capturing moments where words do not suffice ”

~ Sarah Szot

 

“For me, the strength of photography lies in its ability to evoke humanity. If war is an attempt to negate humanity, then photography can be perceived as the opposite of war.”

~ James Nachtwey

 

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”

~ Ansel Adams

Published Works

  • The Denver Daily News 2007-2008
  • The DAC (Denver Athletic Club Magazine) March 2008
  • The Denver Athletic Club Poster July 2008
  • 5280 Magazine June 2008
  • Vermont Magazine
  • Saratoga Living Magazine
  • Saratogian 2010
  • FoxSports.com

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