Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still- Dorothea Lange
Photography can be a window into another world or into someones life. It can lift an armchair traveler onto a sunny beach or help a cook envision an end result. It can show reality in an instant, and it can be a commentary on political and social change. It can also be an art form like painting or ballet.
I have always taken pictures, but I learned the art of photography in university as part of my fine arts degree. As a freelance writer/journalist I am able to use my skills to take photographs that augment my stories and bring the characters to life.
I have also been experimenting with combining art with photography in my tin foil series.
The pictures have a reality for me that the people don’t. It is through the photographs that I know them. - Richard Avedon