As an artist I strive to do more with my photography than capture a moment in time; the camera is my canvas on which I paint. I work with long exposures, seconds to minutes, to create a scene based on my life experiences, real or imagined. Nature, darkness of night, and health are but a few of my personal sources of inspiration. I put myself into my work for the challenge and satisfaction of being behind and in front of the camera. Whether it be a self-portrait where I'm the focus of the photograph or a light painting where I'm all but invisible to the camera as I dance through the darkness, I am part of my art.