Craftsman use a variety of materials to create images and forms that express the artistry of a people. Stone carvings have decorated the ancient pyramids and the baroque cathedrals. Wood has been carved into utilitarian utensils, carvings, masks and furniture. Metal has been shaped into statues and filigree jewelry. Weaving has produced fabric, hammocks, and rugs. Embroidery decorates clothing. Clay become tiles, pottery and figurines. Straw is woven into utilitarian baskets and toys. And paper becomes skeletons, puppets, and piñatas.
Basically I’m a people photographer. I like people and especially kids. When I find a subject I’m curious about I look for someone who can teach me about it. The stories develop from what they tell me. By taking the time to get to know people they can share their thoughts and we become friends. I cherish these friendships. To create a book I travel and meet people who open their lives to me. I photograph, listen, and sometimes live with them. Then I return to my studio where I put together the words, pictures, and design the book.close