No matter how abstract, photography always begins in reality. At its core all photography is documentary. This absolute certainty grants a self assurance and great freedom of vision. A recognized image may be said to represent an abstract idea, yet there is an understanding that it has existed in some manner at some point in time. Belief is assured.
These photographic images are graphically composed and compelling. The spaces, patterns, recognizable forms, and the tension between them snag the imagination. Images begin with a visual game or riddle. The viewer must decide how, and even whether to translate the pictures and solve the puzzle. Understanding each image is a conscious yet subjective decision; with a permission of the will it becomes a collection of things which may be kept, remembered and valued. The making of these photographs is like having a conversation with a trusted friend. It is a type of conversation that may well seem familiar, but is also full of unexpected surprises and rewards.