The first time I picked up a camera I was living in New York City and shooting black and white film with an old Canon AE-1. That’s when I first became fascinated with the camera’s ability to simplify the world and to pull it out of our stream of consciousness and pause the moment to better understand its meaning and esthetics in a way that is not possible within the moment. The moments came faster and life got busier and I had to put the camera down. Things did not slow down but my need to photograph became too great to ignore and I started to shoot again. The photographs here are part of that renewed effort to understand what is really around us and what it might mean.
The photographs here are part of an ongoing project to take one photograph every week for a year. This site has a few goals- foremost is to build my skills as a photographer. I have heard it said that it takes 10,000 hours to become accomplished at a task. Given work and family, I figured I had better get started now since it’s going to take a while. The other two reasons are that I wanted a venue were I could share photos with friends and family and have a more informal place to learn, experiment and record my progress.
Thanks for having a look around, and let me know what you think.