My photography has always reflected my influences from being a graphic designer and abstract painter trained in the sixties. I enjoy highlighting a detail that you might not notice otherwise. Color, light, shape, composition and design are my most important considerations. I want my images to be painterly, with some element of surprise and wonder. I cringe at the thought of having to work with a model or creating an environment. My goal is to put myself in places where I can be startled by an image, one that reaches out to me and demands to be captured.