I do not know exactly why photography has always fascinated me so much. There is something about a photo that attracts my attention intensely. Nevertheless my interest in the medium has generated a curious side-effect. I am slowly creating “stacks” of digital prints. I am slowly creating a record of my life, a record of the things that my eyes and my lens has seen.
I believe it was New York photographer Joel Meyerowitz that discussed going into Garry Winogrands apartment and just seeing stacks of photos all over the place. Photography creates stacks of moments, memories, and historical records all defined within the limits of a sheet of paper, or a screen. There really is a certain magic about it that is hard to define.
Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama, has referred to the idea of taking photos as seductive. I cannot help but agree. There is just such a beauty about recording life's beauty, sadness, specialties and mundane moments through the glass elements of a camera lens. It is like a connection between the now moment, and the eternal.
So what is photography really all about? As photographers we capture the magic and wonder of the world through the lens of a camera. We leave behind as a legacy, stacks of images, beautiful, ugly, joyous, and melancholy, that represent the world we found, the world we once knew, the world of the past preserved for the world of tomorrow.
Chinese New Year celebration - Chinatown, New York, 2008
Taipei, Taiwan - 2005
New York, New York 2009
Times Square, New York 2005
Queens, New York - Summer 2006
Taipei New Year's Eve 2009/2010
Oklahoma Panhandle - Summer 2003