Artist Statement: Numinous Realities (Ongoing)
The light we cannot see intrigues me. I love the challenge of creating a visible image from a hidden field of light.
Shooting with my infrared converted Leica T affords me the opportunity to create dreamscapes of line, shape, form and false color. Paradoxically, the infrared camera captures what the human eye cannot see. It captures a reality that the photographer cannot observe, can only imagine.
There is considerable craft involved in working in infrared. Technical skill is required for the capture, even more for the post processing. Once mastered, the photographer’s tools can deliver surprising artistry. Drawing from a different palette of false colors, or no color at all, we can see our earth intimately, in a different light. The invisible spectrum seduces us to fall in love again with the environment we’d come to take for granted.
I share my work to refresh, reanimate and renew the meaning of nature in our lives. When we are moved by beauty, love is aroused; when love is aroused there is a desire to protect what is loved.