As a visual explorer my goal is to reveal and elevate the wonderment of the commonplace as if a new discovery. I re-direct photography's traditional outward focus of reality toward a more reflective inward gaze to one's inner consciousness or inner landscape. My work is about equivalents of emotions, or translations rather than just "seeing" an observed reality. My contemplative imagery concentrates on color, tone, texture, rhythm and movement, rather than just subject matter. My passion is to create poignant and poetic images that transcend the ordinary.