Torque II Artist Statement

When I worked for a private detective, I learned to look for clues, uncover secrets and construct storylines. Torque II results from a collision of these skills with curiosity, wanderlust, and a continuing faith in photo magic.

Asian art’s focus on stillness and the cyclical nature of time made a dent in my Western split-second, decisive moment approach. The result: Torque’s images are boisterously active though the scenes I shoot aren’t. Their palette is influenced by travels east; the energy garnered from vibrant, noisy, jumbled, spirited street tableaux transforms into frames jam-packed with information and energized by exuberant, knockout color.