Studio has been created to appreciate beauty as a powerful
and mysterious force. Yugen (YOO-gehn) is a Japanese term
without direct translation to English. Roughly it means mystery
and depth. It refers to an awareness of the universe too deep
and subtle for words, an opening of aesthetic perception that
includes the vastness of the universe itself. Of related interest
is aware, (ah-WAH-ray), Japanese for the feeling evoked by
these are only words. Words are not the thing, but can only
suggest. A finger pointing at the moon as the Zen masters
say. Language often fails reality; but a picture is worth
a thousand words according to those who should know better.
It is a comfort to think that perhaps they mean a thousand
Words simply tell.
Pictures show simply.
find on this site several galleries of my recent work. I have
attempted to uncover beauty and allow it to manifest in the
photographs. For more about the philosophy of my work, see
On Beauty and my Bio.