A sense of place, mood, emotion, depending on the subject.
I try to communicate something that is beyond words - an experience that I want to share with others - some little bit of peace or beauty, even comedy or tragedy, history, but mostly natural landscape and culture that we have so much of here in the Southwest.
Emotion, believability, larger than life.
With my personal work, I try to be a witness to the world and express the human condition in all its subtly, beauty and absurdity. There are moments that I do not understand what I am seeing but thru using the camera as a tool to explore and capture my reality, I can look at my photo's to get a better understanding to what I was experiencing.
If the project is a commercial shoot then of course, I have a responsibility to my client to bring back images that support their marketing and communication initiatives.
My intention is to be a passive observer of my surroundings and document that no matter what the environment. I want to capture the unique visual given the light, color and gesture of the subject. My interpretation of that would be the image being presented. That would fall under what Henri Cartier-Bresson called the decisive moment
THE TRUTH! The untampered moment, not posed, Raw. I want to viewer to see it as I did when I took it. I think a great deal of digital work is overdone.
My life long yearnings for freedom. And what the client asks for.
I try to show my viewer something they couldn't see -- even if they were there. This is really hard, but I think that's what makes my imagery so unique -- it shows my point of view -- or what I'm trying to show you.
A sense of wonder. I strive to leave people with a lasting impression. One that gives them a sense of being in my shoes when that picture was taken.
Different years different shows different expressions
Mood, atmosphere and the often missed smaller details where possible.
My emotions, imagination, the truth.
So many things. My whole life I guess.
My commercial work: The client's vision.
My personal work: Man's impact on American history through his structures for my Americana series. The hopelessness, and at the same time the hope, of the Dalits of India.
I try to let the dogs express themselves, not me! But my ulterior motive is always to make people smile when they see my photos.