Images, imagery, imagination... I take photos of scenes and objects that please me, usually because of the interplay of color, shape and spatial relationships. Once I’m engaged in a shoot I easily get lost in the process and “over create”. Humor, surrealism and abstraction are keys to what interest me, either in my subjects or in my ability to coax out these attributes in my images after the fact. Looking at my artistry, themes, subject matter and treatment tend to repeat themselves continually. On one hand I’m fascinated by creating abstraction where there is none, or by the “bones” of things, the rusted, peeling, broken and discarded, yet like a magpie, I’m also drawn toward bright shiny objects and vibrant colors that can draw me in or spin me out. Whether I create the latter or find it naturally in a subject is irrelevant.