Photography comes naturally to me, as it has since I put down a point-and-shoot and picked up a semi-pro camera less than six years ago. I owned an advertising agency, I ran a hot air balloon company, I was the marketing director for a large non-profit, I traveled southeast Asia, visited ancient ruins in Machu Picchu, Bolivia and Mexico. I started a men's' magazine about living the adrenaline lifestyle. I was a rock climber. I was a poet and writer and adventurer. I didn't have any interest in photography.
But, from a mysterious direction, photography tricked me into paying attention. And it became the most important thing in my life. Photography became the best way for me to express myself, not writing and not poetry, which I had been doing since I was 10 years old. Even NASA commissioned me to write a poem for the inside back page of their book commemorating the first 25 years since landing on the moon. I was oblivious to photography.
I'll be more serious for a moment only: I am a people, still life, water and underwater photographer and filmmaker. I explore beauty with my lens and study the balance intrinsic in nature and great art.
Photography is so simple *giggle.* I find that it's all about composition. Then it's all about light. Then it's all about rhythm. Then it's definitely all about technique. Then it's all about teamwork. Then it's all about depth. Then it's about texture. Then you're sure it's in the shadows and the spaces between the spaces. Then you're sure it's all about divine guidance. Then it was a past life. And then you realize that it's all about the moment.