“We are never real historians, but always near poets, and our emotion is perhaps nothing but an expression of a poetry that was lost.”
-“The Poetics of Space,” by Gaston Bachelard
The camera is the tool I use as a memory catcher to hold onto fleeting moments in time. The details of the ordinary fascinate me. My images bear witness to the poetry of these ordinary moments. The imagination of my childhood remains with me and that magic continues to be a guiding light in the way that I perceive, observe, and interpret the world. Travel brings me face to face with the unknown and allows my curiosity to be nourished.
In my current work I seek to develop a personal urban iconography. I am drawn to interactions on the street between people and their surroundings as well as the emotional expressions of both children and adults that no one else may be aware of at a particular moment in time and that would otherwise vanish. These photographs are a trace of my interaction with the space of the city and my intersections with others. My interest is in the potency of the quiet moment. My hope is that these images can resurrect for the viewer personal memories or evoke a shared cultural and historical past.