Child-like wonder and inquisitiveness are qualities frequently put aside once we become adults. We tend to slowly become sterilized by our right-or-wrong kind of world which too often has too little time to explore the what-if’s and the what-could-be’s. I believe we all need to re-connect with these qualities to re-enrich our lives. Animation innovator, Walt Disney, recognized this and tried to bring back the power and importance of imagination. Inspired by his spirit, my mission therefore is to encourage the use of viewer imagination. My work attempts to explore and suggest what often lies hidden within the personalities and mysteries present in the world that was, and the world that is around us.
For me, my photography is not so much about the decisive moment. Rather, it is about creating a place with a sense of history and an aura of mystery. It is the starting point for my artistic journey, not the destination. My final images attempt to reflect the emotional, mind’s eye after-image that was captured by both the eye and the heart.
My hope is that my images will serve as a springboard into inventiveness and exploration with the hopes of awakening the viewer’s inner child. I will try to do whatever I can to make the viewer linger longer in front of my works, to ignite my viewer’s imaginative response through discovery and inquisitiveness.