Artist Statement - Photography

I work in a time when photography doesn't always depict a true story.

My photography, however, depicts only the truth. I therefore, do not adulterate i.e. manipulate the colors nor objects in the images here within. These photographs are true visual stories echoing the magical quality of the location I aim to transcend. I am a faithful comrade to traditional 35mm film. My equipment is all Nikon, and I handle it manually. My prints are custom printed also by hand on Fuji Crystal Clear or Fuji Flex archival paper.

My aim is to capture the essence of each city listed here: from the fairy-tale wonders of Venice to the dreamy Cypress hills of Tuscany, to the sunset beaches of Ipanema to the ancient streets of the Roman Forum, to the majestic endless space of the Grand Canyon to the simple beauty of flowers and nature ... only visual truth in poetic justice is demonstrated.

Hence, the poetic and romantic images I capture often represent modern man living in the backdrop of ancient architecture. My photographs depict the natural and rustic beauty of the old world grandeur. I want you to feel the reflected light and shadows of the lines, shapes and textures of classical architecture, which I bring to you.

Every year I go back to immerse myself in the beauty, romanticism and, at times, harshness that is Italy; both as a painter and photographer. My mission therefore, is twofold.

The compositional skills I use in photography help my painting, while my meditative painting skills enhance my photography. Painting helps me to capture that moment when light, time and place all merge into one, in order to yield the visual dream caught in a photograph.

In Venice, visions of straight line geometric architecture which seems to grow from the water, contrast the organic whimsical shapes of shadows from flowers in their window boxes and balconies. The sounds of water splashes against the dock side fondamenta walk-way while the sun dances patterns of light upon the water. I feel I am in part dream part fairy-tale, far, far, away ... until the reality of the sun burns my skin and the sweat collects on my body like rain.

I hope you can feel what I feel when looking at these photographs, and maybe their rustic fairytale and natural beauty will take you far, far away too, into a waking dream to where the sun always shines.

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