Raised on film and in a darkroom, I look through my camera’s lens and move more slowly, breathe more deeply. I lose myself in the world around me. Photography has been my passion, my true self, for as long as I can remember.
Using my camera as a paintbrush, I strive to create images that capture the essence, emotion and soul of places and things. Layering image upon image, feeling color and energy, light and line, shape and form, my photographs tell a story of what has been, what is, what will – or can – be.
Each image I create is a unique moment in space and time, never to be duplicated yet destined to exist beyond the moment. Beyond bridging time and space, I hope my images bring back memories and touch an emotional chord for those who see them.
First you eat [and drink];
then you do everything else”
~~ MFK Fischer, chef, author and lover of Provence
Echoes of Provence represents my emotional longing for Provence and for sharing meals with friends - and the fact that both have been short circuited because of Covid-19.
I specifically chose food (and drink) as the subject matter for each image because:
“The taste, smell, and texture of food can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back memories not just of eating food itself but also of place and setting. Food is an effective trigger of deeper memories of feelings and emotions, internal states of the mind and body.” (John S. Allen, “The Omnivorous Mind”)
All of the food was photographed in my kitchen and each represents a specific memory for me of Provence and friends.