I photograph because I have a passion for it. It's that simple.
I have struggled in the past to find the right words to describe what drives much of my art. And then I read an article on the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi: finding magic in the ordinary...in the flawed. As Leonard Loren said: "Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things unconventional." Wabi-sabi is what I seek when I explore an abandoned factory or walk the streets of a city or find a deserted house in a field.
"Wabi-sabi is an intuitive appreciation of a transient beauty in the physical world that reflects the irreversible flow of life in the spiritual world. It is an understated beauty that exists in the modest, rustic, imperfect, or even decayed, an aesthetic sensibility that finds a melancholic beauty in the impermanence of all things." Wabi-Sabi: The Japanese Art of Impermanence, by Andrew Juniper
I shoot with a growing arsenal of film cameras, ranging from high precision cameras with multiple lenses to cheap plastic cameras to a very basic pinhole camera. I have a digital SLR that works quite well, but I just don't use it that much anymore. I love developing film and working in the darkroom, getting my hands wet so to speak. There is something magical about creating images in the analog world, and I just don't get that same feeling with digital. However, you might find images on here from a digital camera...my previous life, so to speak.