26 July 2010
A rose is a rose is a rose...
1/2 day shoot seeking "romance" in the flower industry (which is typically not romantic at all!) at Nevado Rose farm in Pujili, Ecuador.
“A person’s work is nothing but a long journey to recover, through the detours of art, the two or three simple and great images which first gained access to their hearts.” ~Albert Camus
Photography allows me to meld passions for storytelling, art, and the unraveling of the human condition through a tool I can take anywhere. With a camera, isolated moments are whirled into a fusion of truth and art and sent out into the world telling stories that simply would not have the same effect if told through any other medium. I used to think photography had to fall into one of two distinct categories: fine art or documentary. It seemed that 'artistic photography' forced one to turn reality into abstract, whereas 'photojournalism' made the abstract concrete. I feel pulled toward both realms, and seek to strike a balance between them in my work: to make images through a fine artist’s eye that tell powerful stories of quiet voices across the globe.
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