"One photo has the ability to capture emotion in a fraction of a second. Likewise, it also has the ability to provoke emotion in the viewer in a mere moment. Photography is truly powerful work. I do not create the beauty, I simply absorb it and that is what I do best. The ability to consciously connect with the beauty around me and fully take it in is what I consider to be one of my strengths. Often when you want to be successful at something you need to hone in on your strengths, and narrow your focus to take steps towards being great in your field. I believe it is often an emotional tie. A jigsaw, that alone does not define a whole. Photography records the emotion written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining humanity. What you have caught in your photo is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary."