Most of us react primarily to visual cues in our environment. It may be color, shape, or a situation that triggers a response. It may be with curiosity or with familiarity. When you consider the relentless clutter of images that we encounter in our daily routine, it is easy to dismiss much of the simultaneous information that we are asked to process at every moment.
Much of my work is done in Chicago's streets, where millions of my neighbors look at the same things that I do. I try to see through the static, and make sense of the deliberate messages, and the accidental ones that are created from fragments of overlapping information. I try to isolate the elements of a situation that are interesting, intriguing, or beautiful by simplifying their context. My aim is to make pictures that connect with my viewers in a positive way. My goal is to create images with impact, that spark interest, and delight. I like to focus on strong color, shapes, contrast, abstraction and situational irony.