Piece description from the artist
"Oh look out world, take a good look
What comes down here
You must learn this lesson fast and learn it well
This ain't no upwardly mobile freeway
Oh no, This is the road to hell"
— Chris Rea, The Road to Hell (Part II)
Winding down a ravine from on top of the bluffs in Milwaukee's Lake Park down to Lincoln Memorial Drive along the shore of Lake Michigan, Ravine Road was once a busy street. However, an aging concrete footbridge over the road began to fail and the road was closed indefinitely. Not great for drivers, but it makes for some great photographs.
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.