"It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another thing to make a portrait of who they are."
"I seek what lies beneath surface beauty. What interests me are intimate human complexities—the darkness as well as the light. I cannot will this kind of transcendent communication into existence. I have to be open and truly present, and if I am lucky, grace descends. My best photographs are an honest collaboration, and when the viewer also connects, I feel the circle is complete."
When I started making photographs with serious intentions, I labeled myself a "landscape" photographer. I went years and years before I turned my lenses towards people, and then I found a new universe.
My portraits offer as many questions as answers. There are realities and also dreams deferred or lived or wished for. There is vulnerability and trust, of my subject and myself. Gratitude to all who entered into our collaborations. Apologies to those whose portraits are not featured in this portfolio, I just could not fit them all.