I have always loved capturing images. I think from the time I was young and got my first kodak cartridge load camera I was hooked. There’s something about seeing the world as a photograph, looking at light and shape and form. I think it pushes a soul more deeply into the world. Which is all probably a bit too philosophical for a simple profile section. But hey, that’s what I think…. how I feel.
I carry my camera, which is now a Canon 5D Mark II, with me most places. I never want to be without it because you never know when a good moment, or a beautiful scene of one sort or another, will just be there, right in front of you.
The photo included here of me was taken during a snorkeling trip in Belize. Notice I have a instant camera ready for water in my hand. It didn’t take super clear shots, but it took them. And I guess that’s what it boils down to, just pointing a camera and shooting. Capturing my own vision of a thing. Seeing if I can recreate or better create what my eyes see. It’s a constant quest, an ever present challenge. Taking photographs is a place and facility in my life for finding joy, creating art, and being a part of the larger world.