Artist Statement?

There is a great quote by Fellini: "Don't tell me what I am doing, I don't want to know". Consequently, don't ask me what I am doing, I don't want to know. But it just so happens that everyone wants to know, present company excluded. Me don't need to know. Experience trumps reason. I like standing on a summer day in the San Joaquin valley and feeling the sun's rays; the way I loved light when I was six years old but did not need to think about it or profit from it.

I am often accused of being a portrait photographer. A bit like accusing your reflection of being a mirror. My people may be staring at the camera but they are not portraits. They are not staring at you, I am.