About I want you to see what I see and how I see it. I am a visual person and I use the photographic process to capture and display the beauty, form, texture, patterns, emotions, and decisive moments in what I find around me, be it a government protest, a portrait, an abstract form, or nature. I was drawn to photography because it was more difficult for me to express myself by words. Writing this Artist Statement is a difficult chore. Taking my camera to explore and document life around me is not. My photography is an expression of the way I choose to see what’s before me at a specific time and place. I’ve been doing photography since I was 18 years old. I have been influenced by Henri Cartier Bresson, Ansel Adams, W. Eugene Smith and Jay Masiel. I am intrigued by light, color, emotion and form found in everyday life. I am drawn to photograph people, places and culture both where I live and around the world.