“Because the memory is fallible, the eyes can be deceived,
For me, photography means illuminating the details that our eyes often cannot see. Photography creates a new paradigm through shifting light, it enhances the imagination that we all had as children and can bring back memories of a place or feeling you thought you’d forgotten.
Photography is also a statement for me – social and environmental. My photos evolve over time to new subjects, but throughout, I instinctively look for the old in the new, because our society is a disposable, wasteful one that is losing its regard for the old: old places, old people, old morals and ideals. Cities are wantonly destroying the craftsmanship of older buildings to make room for condos. Eradicating natural habitats for malls and poorly constructed, unoriginal houses. The environment has been kicked to the curb along with the homeless people.
My photos depict the beauty of nature and the character of work, tools and machines. And yes, even as it was the industrial revolution that was the catalyst for the current climate change conditions we are experiencing, resulting in the fleeting existence of so much in nature. I want to preserve things that generations ahead will not have.
What the Eye Misses
Perhaps you’ve seen a bee on a flower or a dragonfly landing for a brief few seconds. If you’re lucky you’ve seen a butterfly cocoon (and extremely lucky to witness its emergence).
However, have you ever seen the “whiskers” on a dragonfly?
Have you ever seen a bead of water on the top of a bee?
Have you seen the wings of a monarch wrapped up in a cocoon?
This is just some of what macro photography can show you of the world around us.