When taking photographs time seems to dissolve. I become aware of everything around me and position myself at a particular point in space and time to best harness the energy within the scene; often on the ground but Im fond of the air. Once the composition is fine tuned I take a breath and open the shutter. Consciously visualizing the light enter the lens, travel through the aperture into the camera, onto the ccd sensor and recording on its circuits. By attempting to connect to the scene on this atomic level I feel as though I am nurturing a relationship with the light. By acknowledging the beauty in front of me I become one with the scene and connect to something infinitely larger than myself. When photographing a structure I not only think about it's design and the site in front of me but the intention of the designer to uplift those who experience it. I focus on the materials and the energy it took to produce and construct it. I strive to capture the energy expelled by all the hard work of men and women throughout this monumental task. These great feats provide a source of inspiration that opens me up to creativity and multiplies. I want to share my appreciation with the viewer, inspire them. I want you to imagine yourself there, feeling as I did when making the photograph, that sense of connection to a vast source of unlimited energy.