Salman Rushdie once wrote: “How hard to pin down the truth, especially when one is obliged to see the world in slices: snapshots conceal as much as they make plain.” I photograph because I want to enable my subjects to truthfully tell their unique story without having to speak a word. I photograph, because I want to challenge the viewer to question the status quo. I photograph, precisely because it is hard to pin down the truth.
What is so remarkable about photography is that it has the power to socially impact the world but a photographer only has 1/200th of a second before the moment is gone.
As an artist, I live in those fractions of a second when a subject reveals their unvarnished self. Rather than programming my camera to take bursts of photos and hoping one hits the mark, I lie in wait until that perfect moment arrives to depress the shutter. It is my ability to intuitively anticipate that differentiates me as a photographer and it is what makes my work uniquely mine.