“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.” ~ Oscar Wilde
My black and white work is what fulfills me the most as an artist. I feel somewhat indifferent to how others view these photographs. Black and white energizes me … touches my soul. The same does not necessarily hold true of my color work. With color, I feel much more vulnerable and judged and the work feels a little more commercial and contrived. And, of course it would (and probably should), because I am commissioned for much of my colored work. Don’t get me wrong, commissions and publications are a VERY good thing. It’s just that I have recently been recognized for a few black and whites. I can’t explain the joy it brings because it is in black and white where I feel and find my truth.