I am interested in the study of place. Every place is different. Places are always changing. Over the minutes of an hour. Over the hours of a day. Across the seasons. As the years pass by. Each moment provides us with a unique experience in a unique place. The sound of the waves on the beach or of the wind rustling through the leaves. The sound of a busy street or of the birds singing in the trees. The smell of orange blossoms, jasmine flowers, or a pine forest. The smell of wood fired pizza ovens or the ocean at sunrise. The feel of a sudden rain shower on a hot afternoon or of snowflakes landing on your nose on a still winter night. There are the people we meet, the experiences we have, and the things we see. I capture moments of time and place with my photos. I write stories of my experiences in my journal. I dream of the places I have been and in these dreams I experience them in new and interesting ways. I often go back to places and take new photos that have been inspired by my dreams. Sometimes I just want to experience the ways that the place has changed or stayed the same. Other times I create photographic sets in my studio inspired by my experiences and dreams, influenced by my love for surrealism and abstraction. It is all about my interest in place. Place introduces me to time, experiences, stories, and dreams. Place invites me to create.