Black and White Work
When I point my camera at something, I am faced with many choices. I have to make several decisions before I trip the shutter. Some of the choices are obvious, and the decisions are easily made. Some decisions are below the surface and made without conscious thought. They are all based on my experience in life up to that point. I can’t make any other decision than the one I make. My approach to image-making is often a spontaneous one. I moved through a place and made quick decisions, based on judgments about what was in front of me. The judgments don’t have to be correct or true, they just have to be interesting and fleeting. The relationships and stories implied in the image don’t have to be real. I take joy in implying things that were only there because I placed a frame around it and froze it in time. It is a game in which I take much pleasure.