" You look and look and look, and suddenly you get exhilarated because you're not only able to see-- but you have the feeling you're discovering these things--that no one else even pays attention to..."  
                                       Aaron Siskind
As a painter I've always enjoyed looking at the world in all its richness and complexity...then giving expression to those glimpses. However in recent years I have turned to photography as well -- to exercise and strengthen another muscle for seeing.
To capture a specific moment in time that no one else sees, or will ever see, is rewarding beyond words. Whenever I travel with the camera, I feel alert, awake, and aware of all that is before me.