don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of
photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the
music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
* The Art of Photography *
1826, the world was introduced to the first photograph. Taken by a retired
Frenchman, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, View from a Window is a grainy image consisting
of black and white geometric shapes that vaguely resemble rooftops. When Mr. Niépce
captured this infamous image with the first pinhole camera, he couldn’t have
imagined the influence he would have on the world.
200 hundred years later, the photograph has become an important form of
expression, not just on a personal level, but on national and global levels as
well. Because of Mr. Niépce’s incredible invention, we have experienced the breath-taking
landscapes of Ansel Adams, the economic portrayals of Dorothea Lange, the
frontline action of Robert Capa, and the controversial artistry of Sally Mann.
photographer contributes something different to the art of photography, and it
is my mission to do the same. My exploration into the world of photography
has taken, and will continue to take, many twists and turns, but regardless of
the direction I am headed, it is my goal to capture the beauty of the world,
and offer everlasting images.