Artist's Statement

I love the street more than any place else to take photographs, and it is photographs that I take and not make.

If I put my camera up to my eye and see a photograph that someone else has already taken, unless I just want it for myself, I do not waste my time taking that photograph, but move on to something that is different.

I love the “ballet of the street”, because it is there that mankind is most vulnerable and it is there that we see people living their lives and making do with what ever it is they have, be it abundance or a lack thereof. It is only on the street can you really find and take photographs not taken or even seen before.

It is there that I long to be.

July, 2007