"Beyond the Picture"
Every photographer is fascinated by light, shadows, shapes, and forms. Most are also interested in the story behind the picture, the story the picture tells. In this series of work I am looking beyond what seems “real” to see another world. It is a make believe world that comes to life through the playful interaction of still life objects. Figures, flowers, glass, and water enter the stage. The “spot” light illuminates them. My show exists only as long as that day’s set, that morning’s light , and the inspiration of the director and “actors”. In the silhouette series, the actors find a safe atmosphere behind a screen to reveal themselves. Through the drama created I see the inner qualities central to life in the real world. Joy, peace, beauty, reverence, humor, freedom, and love.