I first began working on Street Lights in 2007 during an obligatory family visit to Las Vegas. As a person who neither gambles or enjoys the other traditional kinds of entertainment this city provides, I was left to find my own diversion. Overstimulated by the noise, crowds and lights, I initially had difficulty creating strong compositions until I began to purposefully break the rules of traditional photography. This alternate approach allowed me to create visual order from the chaos around me.


The inspiration for beautiful image-making can be found virtually anywhere, and I have made it a personal challenge to find and make compelling imagery in the least likely settings. Street Lights, like much of my earlier work, utilizes multiple visual dimensions to weave a fabric of light and color. The visual motion creates a kind of poetry that stands on its own, unrelated to the photographic source. Lines become melody and texture is harmony. Color speaks like different voices in the night.