My photography is about the interpretation of beauty in all its appearances. Contemporary concepts of beauty have been distorted by advertising and commercialism, with their emphasis on perfection and youthfulness. However, the origins of the word "beauty" give us a different understanding. The word for "beautiful" in ancient Greek came from the word that meant "hour" or, in specific contexts, "the correct moment." Thus beauty at that time was associated with "being of one's time". A person or thing "of its own time," regardless of appearance, was considered beautiful, whereas someone or something that was made to look younger or older than its age did not have beauty.
This understanding of beauty allows me to appreciate the world around me in ways I wouldn't have imagined earlier in my life. There are many things I see now that I once would not have considered beautiful, but upon looking more intently I find a form, surface or other coherence that is of its own time. There is a revelation to be gained from such appearances ‒ a comprehension that comes from the transition from seeing beyond a simple exterior to a greater existence of perfection and imperfection all in the same representation. I look for that revelation every time to I bring my camera to my eye.