When asked what kind of pictures I make, I often reply, "Pictures about nothing." I start by looking where something isn’t…while being mindful of all that could be. Visual images which elicit emotions often do so by reaching inside us to places that are often hard to access, hard to articulate,hard to share, hard to hold, and, most significantly, hard to withhold. Expressive photography is language; it’s the language that commences when words constructed from phonics do not adequately express a concept. In the cortex model of photography as language, light becomes the noun, texture the adjective, and verbs remain still. In published reviews, my images have been called "quiet," "sparse," "reductionist," "layered," "symmetrical," and "organic" - a fairly descriptive assortment of adjectives assembled to articulate what is a disparate body of work constructed over the last 40 years.