('I've worked out of a series of 'no's'.
'No', to exquisite light, 'no', to apparent compositions, 'no', to
the seduction of poses or narrative. And all these 'no's' force me
to the 'yes'. I have a white background. I have the person I'm
interested in and the thing that happens between us.' ~ Richard
||As a young girl, I recall
beautiful paintings.... natural images captured in oils and
laid to canvas by the heart and hand of 'Shannon'... my
I remember constantly attempting to mimic her talent - but I
was never quite able to 'flow' and create in the same medium
('No matter how slow the capture, Spirit
always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen.'
~ Minor White)
|By the age of ten, I had picked up
a camera for the first time... suddenly I realized, that I
didn't have to be the one to CREATE the beauty all around me
- but I could certainly be one to TRANSFORM the soulful
glimpses of my own eye - and share them with those who
wanted to see, even the commonalities of life, as I did!
('The camera doesn't make a bit of
difference. All of them can record what you are seeing... but you
have to SEE.' ~ Ernst Haas)
|As a couple of decades of life,
family, friends, babies and grandbabies all came to pass - -
with each new 'scene' - came fresh opportunities to freeze
with my camera, little bits and pieces of each - as my world
('Does it interest the eye, excite the
brain, move the mind to reflection, and involve the heart?' ~ Julian
Boxes and crates
filled to the rims with 110 and 35mm snapshots of my
life... every so often a 'diamond in the rough'
surfacing - finding it's way through the 'adornment
process' - - and finally ending up on some wall
Today, I am blessed to say that there are many walls,
mantels and tabletops out there sharing a tiny bit of
what I have been able to see through the lens.
Recently, I saw a statement that read - "If a
photographer is able to move the soul of even one person
through his image.... he has achieved success..."
It is this, the recurrent movement of heart and soul -
that I strive for...
('At our best and most
fortunate we make pictures because of what stands before our 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.' ~ Robert Adams)