It’s a personal challenge of mine to take an image and to try to find the art in it. Often I’m trying to recapture a sense of what I felt when I took the original shot, as well as trying to create something new and exciting. My objective through photography is to portray the art in the everyday mundane, to somehow eek the magic out of the profane. I suppose it can be called a personal style, whatever that is. I don’t think I’m like other photographers who take consistently similar styled images, and are probably more likely than me to gain notoriety and win competitions, that’s not me at all. I’m way too eclectic in my tastes for that ever to happen, but I think my artistic objective is highly consistent at least. What you see in my work is a piece of me; my dreams, expectations, and a lifetime of experiencing condensed into a very precise visual format.
I’m finally happy with the result of this particular work, twelve versions later.
The Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy October 2016.