I use Film, Digital, and Infrared camera to create images of the hidden world around me. I want to be open to the subtle beauty of places and people and make images and prints that sing about that beauty.
I'm not looking for some sort of Ultimate Quality in film. I'm looking for an aesthetic quality, that incorporates the Japanese ideas of mono no aware, wabi, and yugen. I embrace film now, for the very qualities that when we shot film (back then) were considered qualities to be avoided. Shooting With Film is about the realization that perfection is not beauty and that it is our "flaws" that make us beautiful; realizing that our censoring has been self-censoring, all our restraints and hesitation have been self imposed based on our misconceptions of what we see in ourselves. It is about being beautiful in the moment now, never waiting to be beautiful later.