| PHILOSOPHY |

Film photography as an art form is paradox perfected. It precariously balances the objective of letting one see light in a very unique way, while concealing the details in shadow. It is a nuanced art form; elusive and uncompromising in its own truth. In that photography is much like the Great Lakes themselves.

Nuanced. Uncompromising. Elusive.

With seemingly endless coasts, it will visually surrender to the wanderer only what it wants revealed. In this withholding, we discover its force, and its peace.

This is why I make photographs. This is why I continue in my pursuit to better comprehend our Great Lakes, our Fresh Coast.