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“Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity…” – Gilda Radner

I distinctly remember the moment years ago when I crossed the Hope Memorial Bridge heading into Cleveland at dusk and thinking, this is my town!   It's the same feeling you get when you realize a friend has become the the family you chose versus the family you were born into.   I wanted to frame the gorgeous details of my adopted hometown.  Everything, the good and the beautifully ugly.   But most importantly I wanted to share my unique perspective.  Otherwise, I really  wouldn't have anything special to offer.  So, that is my journey, to hone my ability to zero in on the details as I see them and then share them with anyone that's interested.

I affectionately refer to myself as a hack because despite the heartfelt attempts of wonderful teachers and the many books and blogs I've read, I struggle to teach myself and develop a unique "voice".  I often view my camera as my best friend and my arch nemesis simultaneously.  We're locked in a constant battle of wills.  I know it sounds ridiculous and overly dramatic but I continuously wrestle with the technology and what the "correct" methods are.   But I am making peace with her.  Now I just go and shoot and try things in hopes of getting it right.  Right, that is, for me.  I'm a hack and I don't mind.  It actually suits me quite well.  
It's my own delicious ambiguity

My goal is simple, make nice pictures of the world buzzing around me and, hopefully, they'll evoke some sort of emotion in others.   My camera and I will never disagree about that.  And I'm grateful.