I am a photographer that tries to capture the essence of the moment, beyond the traditional with the least input from photo editing software. My photographs are based only on light and composition, without using any advanced photo editing software other than slight adjustments to the basic settings (highlights, shadows etc...). My attempt is to elicit a feeling from the viewer based on the theme. In one theme, the dead of winter is an odd place to be in the exposed fields, especially with the bitterly cold wind. Yet, the presence of the sun attempting to break through the clouds brings an interesting twist to the landscape, perhaps it brings encouragement that better days are ahead. With my single photographs, they are part of a simple theme that looks to bring out the raw emotions of people. Again, I try to focus on simplicity, yet a unique perspective to photography that elicits an emotion, this time both from the viewer and the subject.