me, beauty is both an occupation and preoccupation.
My fascination with the beauty of landscapes and architecture
grew out of my academic training, but I have since discovered
a much richer aesthetic in the creation of portraits.
is an interaction, a certain fusion, that occurs between
the photographer, the camera, and the model. All are
complicit in the act of creating beauty in the form
of a photograph. In addition, the creative act is itself
beautiful. When I am asked which I prefer, looking at
a beautiful photograph or creating a beautiful photograph,
I honestly don’t know how to answer.
“don’t know” is integral to the Zen
I have practiced for the past dozen years. “Don’t
know” is a setting aside of habit and preconception.
Zen is right now, as is the snapping of the shutter.
True Nature is there to be realized; we need only to
continue dropping the veils. In photography, there is
beauty inherent in the model; upaya, or skillful means,
such as proper light, shadow, and composition are employed
to uncover the beauty that is already there.”