My work explores images and photographic processes that represent humanity’s cultural and natural heritage. I am interested in the visual investigation of a sense of Presence and Absence within a space. The stillness of cultural and natural heritage sites seems to call out reflection, contemplation, and the paradox of a moment in time, containing both the now and the past. Standing in the cold ruins of a 100-year-old industrial site, hearing only the distant drip of water where once was blasting heat and engine roars immerses the senses in what is and yet also once was. Returning to a shoreline and finding it completely reconfigured after a year, demands a recognition of time, change, and one’s place in the ongoing. For me photography is a type of archaeology of the moment– a visual engagement with the ongoing narrative of time.
In addition to my personal art I am interested in the process of creativity as a fundamental element in whole person wellness and a path to self-actualization. Working through The Center for Mindful Living Practices (www.mindfullivingpractices.com) I lead various workshops including The Camera as a Tool for Healing, Creativity Coaching for individuals, and a participatory documentary photography project, EyeAm Photo Works, that emphasizes photography as memoir.