Hi and my gratitude for the interest you've shown in my work. Right off I'd like to convey that my photography comes to be through spontaneity. At this point there'll be no deep, soul searching artist or life statement here. If it's cloudy shoot dark and reflective. If it's sunny, shoot bright and optimistic. If it's night, use a tripod. Also, I frame my shots in a way that would be pleasing, say in a painting that hangs above my mantel or sofa, or for that matter, your mantel or sofa. Some find that candor refreshing, with others, not so much. (where's the grit?) For me, art, as in life, will have many more possibilities and rewards when all venues and avenues are left open and uncomplicated. That being said, the lions share of my photography will be of something or someone that I see in passing. Usually from my truck. I then stop, turn around and will conjure up a parking spot if necessary. After that, (and I know it's been said many, many times), but as it turns out, it really is about choosing the right place to stand. Then theres the need of getting it done and moving on out before the truck gets a ticket. I now remember there was something else about the right light..
A great photograph will usually coax an internal, silent response from the viewer. What I admire is that "one" photograph that compels conversation. One that urges you to show it to someone else. Fact is, the best and most prolific of artists are usually remembered for just one or two of their works. Like, say, a soup can..
To wrap up this brief moment, I'm certain photography will always, inherently raise complex questions concerning subject, light and life. Yet complex only if one chooses to see it that way. So, I imagine most photographers are out in hot pursuit of those elusive answers, all the while allured by the addicting task of contemplating just where and when to release that shutter..