Thanks for taking the time to view some of my images. I hope you will find something of yourself in these images. You will certainly find me here.
When I am in the right frame of mind, the world presents itself to me--it taps me on the shoulder and says, "Hey, look at me!" and I feel that the least I can do is to pay attention.
A great photographer and friend, Jack Wild, calls what he does "The Art of Seeing." The more I think about this deceptively simple phrase, the more I realize that he has gotten it exactly right. The quest of the photographer, and perhaps the visual artist in general, is to see. To see what he sees in the way that he sees it, and to capture it, if he is successful, so that others may share his vision. "This," his image will invariably say, "is what it is to be human." Or, it may say, "This is what the world is like for us."
Another great photographer named Jack-- Jack Klein, my husband and my other mentor in photography, once said that he never saw a landscape that was memorable. Of course, a beautiful landscape can be awe-inspiring. I think what Jack meant was that, for him, all memorable photographs must contain a human element. I have to agree. I love a grand landscape, but for me, it becomes more captivating when a person, or something that alludes to a person, is added. Of course, we not only live in Nature, we are the only creatures who stand back and admire it. Or study it. Or alter it.
Like Jack, however, my main interest is in people,--their joys, their frustrations, their attempts to relate, their failures to relate, their foolishness, their dignity, their sorrows, their transcendence, their indomitable spirit. Sometimes, I hope, you will have a glimpse of something essentially human in my images.
People are endlessly fascinating. They are everywhere. Billions of 'em. They are us. We are they. Hey, people--Here's lookin' at you, kids.
P.S. Please go to My Photographs, above, and select All My Photos. Each of the photos on this page represents a gallery of photos. Click on the gallery that interests you to view the photos. Then, f you choose Show All, you will not have to go through all the pages individually. They will all come up as one page. So, My Photographs, All My Photos, Show All.
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