all want to tell our story, we all need to share something. With photography,
I’m looking for the moment when it all comes together, for that
aurora that appears when light meets dark, like that split second in the
morning when night turns to day. It’s that moment when you say,
“Wow, look at that light, look at that person,” and you click
This collection of prints represents twenty years of travelling the seldom-seen
pathways of the world, voyaging into the recesses of human hearts and
souls. I’m looking to portray emotion. Sometimes I don’t even
take out my camera for weeks, just to get to know people. I’m letting
people be who they are, not who I want them to be because I have a camera.
One moment I have a woman telling me her five-year-old son just died,
and she just buried him. Do I take the picture? No. I put my arms around
her. It’s always an interchange. You’re always sharing.
Photography is like music. You can transcend the cultural borders. I don’t
feel like a voyeur. I’m more of a historian. People and places come
through my eyes into the black box that is my head, and through my lens
into the black box that is my camera. But instead of preserving records
of times past, I record that which is timeless, those moments of light
meeting shadow, that aurora of joy and despair, of life and death, that
surrounds us all.