I picked up my first SLR camera when I was 18 and never put it down. I didn't know it then, but I have always been keenly interested in beautiful evidence, especially when it is noisy, dramatic, beautiful or all three.
"Science and art have in common intense seeing, the wide-eyed observing that generates empirical information. Beautiful Evidence is about how seeing turns into showing, how empirical observations turn into explanations and evidence." - Introduction to Beautiful Evidence, Edward Tufte, 2006
I believe that great photographs start with a vision that requires execution with a camera, post processing to nurture and shape that vision and printing on the right paper for the image so others can appreciate what I saw and felt with nothing more than their eyes. I author Sunday Street, a weekly publication that celebrates the love of the photograph and explores photographic vision and I help others become better photographers through individual lessons.