With each photo I take, I always consider its fate as black and white first. However, I observed that in winter snow scenes, nature has eliminated much of the color for me, which is the premise behind this series of photographs. There is a resultant purity of form that I am mesmerized by while playing with contrasts of stark and subtle without the influence of a dominant color. These images in winter’s dress of white define the essence of my color- blind world.
As a self-taught, amateur photographer I am constantly learning and evolving. I am ever inspired by the camera’s magical ability to assist me in my quest to illustrate a shared bond embedded in the historic past. My background as a fine artist informs the way I utilize form, color, light and shadow while making subtle references to art history. However, the most significant influences surround me on a daily basis: the rural landscape, abandoned buildings, and old photographs. My intent is to present photographic images rooted in these influential elements that hover in my psyche, while touching upon an innate melancholic sensibility that defines my vision.