Welcome and thank you for visiting my gallery. My main focus for the past two years has been street photography, though I enjoy capturing urban and nature scenes as well.
Street photography is the art of capturing and exposing touching, thought-provoking moments of simple reality that we experience and are surrounded by every day, but don't typically register as they often get lost in the background noise of existence. These images have the power to remind us of our own humanity - joy, frailty, exuberance, reflection; the entire myriad of qualities that we all share.
Shooting street naturally aligns with many of my own traits - a persistent wanderlust; fascination with the sheer variety found in urban environments; a predilection to quiet observation and the desire to create. This craving for variety and new experiences also manifests itself in long road trips and the resulting landscape/rural/nature photographs, but street touches something deeper.
Each photograph represents a completely unique human moment in time. Often with street photography the subject of focus at the time is but one piece of a larger story that unfolds when viewing the image later. This endless variety and depth is what draws me to street.
Shooting street is about observation, patience and opportunity. I take my camera and I walk the streets of Seattle. Westlake Park in downtown is one of my favorite haunts. Often my work bleeds over into street portraiture or urban environments. I shoot digital; my camera isn't expensive and for quite a while I cut my processing teeth on free GIMP software. In the end it's the vision, not the tools.
- <a href="http://www.georgetownliquorcompany.com/">Georgetown Liquor Company</a>, Seattle, WA, January-February 2012
- <a href="http://abadseattle.blogspot.com/">A Book About Death Seattle</a>, Quetzalcoatl Gallery, Seattle, WA, Nov 11 2011 - Dec 10 2011
- Crimson Salon, Seattle WA, June-July 2011
- <a href="http://westseattleartwalk.blogspot.com/2011/03/nature-consortium-march-artist-rich.html">West Seattle Art Walk</a> @ <a href="http://www.naturec.org/">Nature Consortium<a/>, March 2011
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