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The Venerable Landscape

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  • The Venerable Landscape

    I was falling asleep – my thoughts turning into pictures – and from pictures a story.

    I am interested in places; subjects and their environment that resonate from paradoxical moments in time – illusory places that are in the midst of change, yet for a moment, remain still. I am seduced by this translucent and symmetrical, highly organized landscape. My photographs are not a substitute for reality; they do not document exactly what, where and when. In relation to the landscape, I hope that my photographs will reveal a new place.

    Art exposes an unrestricted sketch of dreams, an unrelenting source of material imagination. The elusive nature of photography is the best way for me to understand and comment upon a world that hides more than it reveals. With a camera, I want to see a world that I see when my eyes are closed; with a photograph, I am reminded.
  • ven-er-a-ble [ven-er-uh-buh'l] adjective
    1. commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity; worthy of veneration or reverence, as because of high office or noble character: a venerable member of Congress.
    2. a title for someone proclaimed by the Roman Catholic Church to have attained the first degree of sanctity or of an Anglican archdeacon.
    3. (of places, buildings, etc.) hallowed by religious, historic, or other lofty associations.
    4. impressive or interesting because of age, antique appearance, etc.
    5. extremely old or obsolete; ancient.