Liberty Best, Utah
So we’re going to start with the difficult question: sum up your creative process in one word/phrase, and explain why!
My creative process is fluid, the way the light interacts with my subjects changes from minute to minute, adapting to the situation, the elements of outdoors and people.
Were you always an artist, even as a child? What was your path to becoming an artist?
As a child, as any child does, I doodled and drew but I didn’t realize how important art was to me, until I grew older and I discovered, not only photography but the way a great image makes you feel to create and makes others feel when they see something they haven’t seen before.
What is your medium of choice and what drew you to this particular medium?
I photograph using a Nikon D600 and I print my photographs on canvas and acrylic. The style of photography I mainly do is light painting, which is creating an image in darkness, using long exposure and handheld lighting equipment to light the scene. There is nothing like it, photographing in the dark, and creating something different each time.
Is there any particular experience, person, place or thing that inspires you to create? Tell us about that.
My inspiration to create comes from light, shadows, imagining what could be. Sometimes I am inspired to create by a feeling or feelings. Places do inspire me to create when they are old, broken or beautiful. Inspiration can come from everywhere, but the support I receive from the ones I love is unmeasurable and that makes a difference and inspires me to keep creating.
What is it like showing your work to people and what do you hope people take away from it?
I’m grateful to be able to share my work with others and I hope people can look at what I have created and feel something, sense something, think something. I hope people take away a feeling that stays with them.
What advice do you have for other artists who may be looking to get their work exhibited?
My advice to other artists is to never give up, keep creating and try every avenue there is to get your art out there.