So many everyday treasures around us go unnoticed in our rushed schedules. My photography focuses on a few components and explores the subject intimately. Typically, a view strikes my curiosity, and as I investigate it, I learn to appreciate what is. I don’t do well trying to plan and create, because then I am filled with expectation. I’d rather be in the current moment, and appreciating what is. Photography is my practice of gratitude. With my camera, I explore details that tell a symbolic story. My favorite photographic techniques are close-up, sometimes within an inch or so of a subject. Other times, I use a long lens but isolate a scene within a broader view to show perspective. I love experimenting with intentional camera motion to create an abstract of an ordinary item. The more abstract a photo, the more the viewer must engage their imagination and put in personal terms what the picture means to them. My goal is to have the observer connect to their inner world.