“The question is not what you look at, but what you see” – Henry David Thoreau
Thoreau, an acute observer of nature, recognized that looking and seeing were not the same thing. You must see it first and in photography it is what you do with what you see that counts. Observing the world around us with deliberate thoughtfulness and mindful sensibility is the difference between looking and seeing.
The close contact with the natural world that I enjoy through photography has made me intimately aware of the expressive potential of the land and sea. Whether it is a barrier beach on Cape Cod, a fishing outpost in Nova Scotia or a glacial lagoon in Iceland, using photography to capture the details that give shape and form to the land is how I strive to convey the sense of being there.