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Photography is a combination of light and life—what is present in front of and
behind the lens. It is the art of looking at the surface and within. And the pictures
we make are filled with an autobiographical undertone. Since this book
and its pictures are a reflection of me, what’s my story? Well, I am a teacher and
photographer who loves what I do. But why?
Because the camera is a curious and inquisitive tool that allows us to see more
clearly, to get beneath the surface of things and to gain depth and insight that
otherwise would have been lost. When photographing people, this is amplified
to a whole new degree. Whether creating pictures of the young, the old, or life
as it unfolds, the camera guides, deepens, and directs. And the pictures that we
have made just get better with the passage of time. Revisit your old photographs
and many emotions will surface—grief, joy, nostalgia, or regret. Pictures of people
carry a greater weight. There’s a reason we carry people pictures in our wallets
and on our smartphones. There’s a reason that people pictures take up more
space than any other subject on the pages of all the magazines on the rack.