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For most of my life I stood in front of the camera. My grandmother snapped and clicked with her Nikon, her Minolta, short lens, wide angle. My dad, a one time photojournalist, captured us kids in his black and whites.

Then the camera found me. I didn't go looking for it. I guess it's in my genes.

Now I can't put it down. My favorite shots happen when I stop life for a moment in the middle of nothing special. A kid mid pump on a swing, the line where the sea meets the sky, the passion of a musician strumming their guitar.

Kids love me. Grown-ups relax around me. People trust me.

For me it's about seeing and listening. Listening with my eyes and with my body. I pull beauty, intrigue, curiosity, or heart out of the moment. Then frame it in a way that let's you discover something you didn't even know was there.

People say that's my gift.

 

 

 

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