I used to save Mom’s green stamps. I’d lick them and put them not very carefully in the little books. When I turned seven I was thrilled to have finally saved enough to buy my first camera. It was a mint green Kodak knock off. I’ve been taking pictures constantly since that time and the utter thrill of the process and result has never left me. The way I see the world, make sense of its complexities (to the extent anyone can) is through my photography.
The backbone of my work is formed by my history, by my continued work as a photographer and as a painter, and by my love of art in the broadest sense. Life’s stages and domestic moments are my subjects. I strive to show struggle that is unique to the individual but also transcend through psychological and geographical boundaries.
I try to find the extraordinary in the ordinary. I often find sensuality in unlikely places. Paintings that I admire from Edward Hopper, Alice Neel and many others are like that and they are some of my greatest influences.