My love affair with images spans a decade. Photography has become a religion for me -- a way of life. It has also taught me the art of inconspicuousness; this ability to go unnoticed is necessary for candid portraiture. No, I do not claim to be an archimage with a cloak of invisibility nor a Manitou from the X-files. As an amateur--you act. As a professional--you react; and very often, you do so unconsciously.
This invisibility is the art of pointing your camera at someone from five feet away, and being able to capture that person’s most intimate expression unpretentiously.
Proximity to my subjects is essential, for otherwise I can never capture their quintessence.
Photography has been a very gratifying experience for me; to claim that it has made me a better human being might be an exaggeration, but yes, it has certainly made me more sensitive to my surroundings and I hope compassion is contagious.
[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please... ]