The challenge for any photographer is not just to show what a place or subject looks like, it’s to convey how it feels. A sense of place can be purely derived from how it looks, but for most people it comes from experiencing the place, what the weather was like, the light, the sounds.
In recent years I’ve worked with a widening range of photographic techniques to show how a place feels to me. As I’ve done so, my images have evolved, and the results, especially those made with intentional blurs, produce images that range from realist to abstract. The intention is always to show the emotions that a particular subject triggered for me.
These images are part of my ongoing project to explore a wide variety of subjects, from landscape to street photography, and convey that experience and Sense of Place in photographs.