The significance in an empty space. The humor in the expressionless. The leopard Speedo that’s way too small.
For me, a great photograph tells a story through what it’s missing. In every image I create, I seek a balance—or, sometimes, a tension—between what I choose to reveal and what I choose to give away.
I’m picky and hands on because I want my images to be uncomplicated. I look for meaning by stripping a thing, an idea, or a person, down to its barest elements. I find my inspiration in restraint— without the distractions of extra props or obvious retouching, my subjects have room to just be. I want to find what is real and honest without a whiff of judgment.
I guess it would just be easier if I said I believe less is more.
And if you want to get down to the nitty-gritty . . . I love getting my hands dirty. I’m not going to bust your chops about which hotel I stay in. It’s ok if you don’t have a shot list. And I seriously still love what I do.