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My primary focus is as a social landscape photographer who aims to call us to reflect  - through photographic images - on our lives, values and pretensions, habits and beliefs and the world we have brought into being. The essence of the genre is to capture images that point to something beyond their particularity, something abiding about our social world and so visually and personally comment upon it. A predominant sense of irony or humor often pervades this genre which grows in a tradition exemplified in previous decades by the famous FSA photographers of the 1930's, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andre Kerstez and many others.  Social landscape photography also deals – however subtly - with social issues that can tear at our soul if we let them in.  And it encourages us to do so! Yet, its approach is relatively indirect and some images provide a welcome respite, an escape to the merely everyday. Lamdscape, Nautre and studio nude studies add a different, nearly counter theme bringing social landscape - ideally - into a sharp contrast. These photographs are always rooted in their time and my images are no exception. Stylistically, however, they often break with older conventions and a strong emphasis upon the emotional appeal of color is frequently a key element. My ultimate aim is to create an image that will settle into the soul and perhaps over time, transform the viewer. It relies upon and sets into motion a process that T.S. Elliot once captured and described in a single observation: “Communication takes place before it is understood.”