My old friend Linda G once said that I could have fun in a paper bag! And that is true! Particularly if I have a camera in my hand. Beauty is everywhere and I love shooting it all, particularly portraits. And performance, events, animals, nature...everything! I am inspired by so many creative people who motivate me to keep going, keep learning and challenging myself. At the age of 65 I feel a strong pull to be better, to be more adventurous, to go to the edge of my creative process. For me, photography is a lifestyle. It is how I see the world, how I meet and engage with people. When I have a camera in my hand I expect magic and serendipity. I continue to be thrilled (just as I did as a child) by those simple but magnificent moments like when a performance begins, or walking into Fenway Park again, or a First Communion ceremony. I am eternally grateful to be a photographer and to be invited into the lives of so many wonderful and welcoming people. It is my privilege to capture those fleeting and beautiful memories. In those moments, there is no place I would rather be.
Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. Yosef Karsh, photographer
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver, poet
Trust that little voice in your head that says, "wouldn't it be interesting if..." and then do it! Duane Michaels, photographer
Ultimately, my hope is to amaze myself. The anticipation of discovering new possibilities becomes my greatest joy. Jerry Uelsmann, photographer