Senescere (Muir woods) , 2012-2015

I have been interested in the connection between art and nature, and the attempt to create and re-create the natural world. A camera faithfully depicts the objects and scenes to which its sensitive lens is exposed. Everything that comes within its focus is photographed. The camera lens is an inanimate machine, which therefore, does not know how to pick and choose. Every detail, ugly or attractive, is captured by it. And yet a particular photograph or snapshot represents only a certain section of the prospect to which the photographer directed the machine. My ability to capture the individuality of these trees – is a reminder that there is something generic or platonic in the mere working out of the life force in each organism. 

Powered by SmugMug Owner Log In