I have always loved art and been in awe of people who create it. As an English major in college, I marveled at how a poet could put words together in a brand new sequence that no one ever used before. Writing a new sequence of words or capturing a fleeting image with a camera lens can create art. Good art stays with us and leaves an indelible imprint; a lasting image.
As a photographer, I “see” things differently than I used to. I am fascinated with colors, textures, shadows, the play of light on water. Things in plain sight that can easily be overlooked–shadows in a passageway; ripples of water in a fountain; colorful rounds of cheese in a market stall–can be captured as lovely, lasting images. For me, it’s just a new kind of poetry.