When Two and Two Equals Five

Jan 14, 2014

I am dedicated as an artist to recognizing and recording those fleeting yet memorable glimpses of life that we take for granted, moments every family has but rarely sees revealed in photographs.

I call them Moments of Grace®, when two and two equals five; when truth, spirit, love and even humor come together to create a whole that is infinitely greater than the sum of its parts.

Aaron Allardyce #968 _48A0212
Moments of Grace
Callahan #745 _H3H4666 2
Max

We all have within ourselves a particular truth, a spirit and energy that makes us who we are. This authentic identity does not step forward on demand; it does not pose, and the minute I ask it to do so, I turn a picture into a statement about me rather than about you.

Gray #958 _86O0789
Twirling
Johnson #814 _86O1101 (16x20) White Gold
Susan & Cam

Indeed, my art has much less to do with taking pictures than with helping my subjects express their own truths. This never happens the same way twice. I need to be alert and awake to the energy of my subjects. I could never describe these attributes in words, but I know how to let my camera find and record them.

Martorella #962 _48A1103
Nantucket

 

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