I have been practicing photography for over five years. I have taken many thousands of shots in the pursuit of homing in on where to stand and when to open the shutter. As I go through life, camera in hand or not, certain scenes and objects stand out to me, highlighted almost. I wouldn't always call them beautiful, but striking. I must take their photograph. Of chief concern to me is showing others what I see in such a way that frame and ground disappear. I suppose this makes me a Modernist, but I do value some aspects of other Art Photography philosophies as well.