As a photographic artist, I believe we are in the world, not just in our studios. Photographers observe, comment, criticize, and make fun of the worlds we live in by interacting with reality, and visibly displaying those perceptions in images. My training was as a straight, documentary photographer, but I stray also back into the studio to make up fictional worlds. I believe that every artist has a moment or time in his/her life that is a defining point for one’s life view. As we struggle to discover it, we repeat work trying to either recreate that moment, or possibly redefine it. As our inner and outer worlds collide, photography seems to be the most satisfying way of expressing that convergence.