In the early days of my education the notion of an infant’s brain being a blank slate was proposed by one of my psychology professors. I was so intrigued with that idea because it really emphasized to
me all the possibilities of life. Often times when working on a photo restoration I deeply consider the subjects in the photo and the possibilities. The summary of all that was experienced during that
lifetime is so fascinating.
With portrait work I am also intrigued by the notion of a blank slate - of creating an image that
captures an essence, a feeling, a piece of a story perhaps or a specific facial expression that conveys something beyond the physical likeness of a person. I also love to play with photo compositing and
will sometimes move things around a bit just for fun. But most importantly is the vision of the subject and how she or he wishes to be seen and the experience of sharing a creative process together.