During a long career as a professional photographer specializing in editorial location assignments for major corporations, national and regional magazines, and academia, I rarely, if ever, took pictures for myself.
All that changed once digital cameras achieved a certain level of quality, and I was given a pocket-sized, consumer-grade camera that took surprisingly decent pictures and could accompany me wherever I went. On January 1, 2012, I began a yearlong photo/day project, which quickly morphed into several photos/day that I’d post on my blog Pixetera (www.pixetera.co). Nine years later, I continue shooting, albeit not on a daily basis.
In my personal photography, I am drawn to the play of light, strong graphics, whimsy, ambiguity and abstraction, and seeing the macro in the micro. I am much more interested in the “aha” experience that comes from seeing things afresh than in images portraying what we already know or think we do.