all wear masks and further mask the world around us with our
preconceptions. In my work I try and strip down to the truth,
one mask at a time. I create a composition with the masked
elements of design, value, shape, form, texture, and line revealed
by the nude. Light is an exciting entity of emotive presence.
I am constantly looking at shapes and shadows
that will work with the human form. I often use a black curved
chair which meets the gentle shape of the figure's shoulder
and finds the echoing curve of soft hips. Shadows from a kimono
play syncopated rhythms across the curves of the back.
I create this work because every body is
a different landscape. The body complements our environment:
the wrinkles of the mountains, the folds of the ocean waves,
and the curves of sand dunes.
The feelings I strive to elicit from viewers
are ones of comfort, beauty, and sensuality. In my photographs
I use the body to create abstract designs, unrecognizable at
first view, drawing you in physically and emotionally, while
transcending the reality of merely being a well-photographed