Sea Oats in Bloom
Nags Head Woods
The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real. -Lucian Freud
Cape Hatteras Light 2
We do not see through our eyes alone. --David Ulrich
I am a photographer whose artistic philosophy is to present 'stories illuminated'. I endeavor to create images which tell a story.The over arching theme of the stories are to amplify practices which evoke compassionate understanding of nature and to show the Outer Banks that is seldom seen. My formal training as a coastal scientist and long time resident of the Outer Banks allows me to see my home, your get away, uniquely. Indeed, there will be fanciful stories intended to allow exploration of the inconceivable vastness of this wonderful barrier island, however, they are all founded in the basic truth of life on a fragile island. Please enjoy the stories.
I invite you to slow down, explore the wonderment of the Outer Banks. Our lives are very busy and the best way I know to eliminate the external noise is to provide a space for reflection of that time you spent on the Outer Banks. Photography is reductive, stripping away the superfluous and focusing on that which is often unseen because of the distraction of every day life. I hope these images harken back to your time here and the simple pleasures you enjoyed.
If you are on the northern beaches, please visit Ocean Treasures in Duck or on Ocracoke, drop by Down Creek Gallery to see the latest additions to "Outer Banks Unseen"!