I was looking to try something a bit different. Than I remembered I had the original lens baby. It was a fun little toy but somewhat cumbersome to use. I recently picked up the Lensbaby Composer. It's a 50mm lens where the front element is on a ball and socket so you can rotate or bend the lens in any direction. This allows you to selectively focus anywhere in the frame while the you blur out the rest. Aperture rings allow you to vary the depth of field. The Composer is so much easier to use. I've been walking around town with only the lensbaby on my camera. This image had an aperture of f/4. It gives images a interesting mysterious look. Something that was merely ordinary now becomes something of intrigue.
The emergence of digital photography sparked the passion I feel for the medium today. It combines my curiosity with technology as well as my love of photography. I have always been drawn to capturing textures and patterns, whether natural or man made and the interplay with light that provides an emotional response. I also am deeply committed to protecting the planet, of which I have made a career. I am in constant awe of nature’s simple beauty and it is my hope that my photography will motivate people to do their part to preserve the planet for future generations.
Having been raised in a metropolitan environment, New York City, I am also drawn to urban landscapes with emphasis on photo essays to tell my story, especially in the context of black and white. I believe that while photography is seen with the eyes, it evokes all of the senses.