Piece description from the artist
"Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you."
— William Makepeace Thackeray
I'm fascinated by simple horizons with clear skies and calm water. But never really seem to get a photograph that captures what I want. I think I may have got something I like this time. A stylized afternoon photograph of the sky and Lake Michigan waters off of Bradford Beach in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Emotion. Mood. Feelings. This is what I capture through my photographs. Whether it is landscapes, architectural elements, still life, or macros – it is a very personal journey as my own fears, triumphs, beliefs, and shortcomings are exposed with each photo.
Much of what I shoot is done spontaneously without preconceived thought or plan. I let what is around me dictate what is photographed.
And the shooting is only the first step – a jumping off point. I take the raw images and create what I see in my mind’s eye. Coaxing out textures present in the shot – sometimes adding them. Enhancing the contrast of light and dark to create the mood and emotions I felt and feel. In the end, it’s all about listening to my heart and mind and creating a visual representation of what I feel the moment the shutter is released.
I'm a native Texan currently living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my lovely wife and son.
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