The two major elements of magic and emotion are the driving forces behind my photography.
When the photographic process was first invented, people were amazed and also alarmed and frightened by the ability to freeze time and capture light onto paper. Now with the development of digital photography it is perceived as almost a throw-away process and as a result much of the original magic is lost. By exploring the early and alternative photo processes the magic returns.
These processes, which involve application of a photo sensitive emulsion onto a myriad of papers, allow me to work with the more painterly aspects of photography. Some people question whether phtography is an art at all, because the camera for many is only a completely objective observer, simply recording everything the lens sees, rather than filtering it through our individual human perceptions. The art for me is to produce a photograph that has emotion, says what I want to say and shows what I saw in a captured moment, or a quality of light and tells a story.