Something happens to the outside world as it travels through the glass of the lens and is recorded in the dark interior of the camera. In some sort of paradoxical alchemy the world is frozen and transformed, obscured and illuminated. Any photograph has the potential to remake reality with our choice of framing, timing, and the advantageous condensing of life into a two dimensional world. By featuring obscuring and reflecting layers of glass, I propose a series of photographs that not only remake reality but call attention to this very process of transformation.
I’ve worked as a psychiatrist for the last forty years. 7 years ago I became fascinated by the possibilities of photography, taught myself, and now rarely go anywhere without a camera. My main direction has been candid photography shot in public spaces. I have had my images published in several street photography books. A series of my street photography was shown at the 2011 Format Festival in England. I recently won the year long Street Photography Now Project competition.