My photographs reflect what I love. Most of my work is macro, since texture and detail fascinate me. As a child I wanted to be an oceanographer or an archaeologist, observing and recording what I saw. Photography satisfies that desire.
When I'm taking pictures everything else falls away. My focus is entirely on seeing, and I'm relaxed and alive in a way I never am, outside of meditation.
I love showing my work, especially when people respond with passion. A photographer from Italy once wrote to me, "flowers should elect you their queen." That kind of response makes me both happy and humble. I see myself as simply documenting the beauty that exists in the natural world, and I want to continually improve my ability to present it.
Having worked in many different fields, I feel blessed to be able to do what I love, capturing nature moving through its cycles of birth and death.