I am always looking for different ways to approach my art, it’s what drives me creatively. I consider portraiture my signature medium . I strive to create a connection with my subject and when that happens it’s communicated to the viewer. I primarily work in black and white so most of my influences include Ansel Adams for his zone system, other greats like Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Robert Freeman and Annie Leibovitz.
While I fully appreciate the way that Color brings the image to life, I particularly am drawn to the way black and white captures the message that lies beneath the surface of color. I just love the challenge of lighting for black and white whatever the subject.
I think one of the skills that I can bring to the guild is my experience photographing art work along with my many years experience photographing events.