(From the Inside Flap)
Verbatim is a collection of photographs that are meant to mean something. A philosophy of memory that is based in the fact that emotion is our constant companion and that no memory is complete without it guides these pages.
Wildly different in its components, themes, and styles, Verbatim will take you on a trip through your concepts and ideas, through faraway lands, and to the city you call home, all rich in interpretation and ambiance.
From an abandoned school playground to a rainy street in Ireland's countryside, not forgetting a street performer in Edinburgh or a glass of wine sitting on a drafted story, Verbatim likely has something that everyone can enjoy and identify with - in no particular order. A different experience on every spread, Verbatim is what photography is meant to be.
Note: The artist's statement and the book in general are far more profound and interesting than that. :)
My love for photography began back in high school - I started with my Dad's Canon A1. Manual focus, manual film winder, and an incredibly satisfying click every time I released the shutter. I've been addicted ever since. I took pictures of everything, but I've learned that what I really want to capture are the moments overlooked by the average person; the kinds of things that you will completely pass over that contain so much beauty. My mediums are digital and film, and I have a passion for both - the canvas isn't very important to me, it's the art that matters. I study history at the University of Northern Colorado, and I live in Fort Collins , Colorado with my beautiful wife, Sara.