Photography is a unique art in that I do not craft anything at all. Rather, I begin with what is already crafted. I begin with the vastness of the universe: there are the eyes of every person in a sea of people before me; there is the light that illumines the wrinkles of the wise and the unwavering gaze of the young. There are, in each moment, expressions filled with mystery, and unspeakable suffering, and incredible joy.
And I must choose. I must choose what to cut out of the frame, in order that you might better see what is inside.
I believe it is the vocation of every artist to put forth something that will cause its viewer to pause, and truly see, lest we forget what has been created for us by the craftsman of the universe, the greatest craftsman of all.