Self Portrait, 2012

Self Portrait, 2012

 

Throughout my life I have found it difficult to express myself through words. In my youth I was a cellist and expressed my feelings through music, but always struggled with the technical aspects of playing the instrument. When I discovered photography in my mid-forties, I realized I had found a way to express what I saw and felt in the most natural way.

I am drawn towards visual storytelling and am particularly interested in documenting the history and culture of the southeast region where I live. I am fascinated with the people I meet, their experiences growing up in the South, and their connections to the land. Through my pictures, I strive to capture the essence of those experiences and the context in which they exist.

Although I am mostly a self-taught photographer I have attended classes at a community college and participated in several workshops led by eminent photographers whose work I admire.