Why did you decide to work in your chosen media?
(Note to Editor, not an answer to the question: I can't think of a meaningful way to answer this question. It's photography or nothing for me... when it comes to tools for making art, I am certainly begging rather than choosing.)
How has your work changed over time?
The biggest change is that I've gone from producing a bunch of unrelated but (one hopes) nice pictures to thinking in terms of sets of photos that all belong together. The biggest impact this change has had is I'm now able to be more constructively critical of work that happens early on in a run.
What's the most indispensable item in your studio?
I shoot more or less exclusively with a 100mm (prime) manual focus lens. This means I have to choose exactly where to stand, and then choose exactly what needs to be in focus, to compose a shot. It's slow and inconvenient in just the right ways.
Is there an artist who has strongly influenced your work?
Wassily Kandinsky was a synaesthete, which meant (in his case) that seeing colors made him hear sounds. His later work is usually called non-representational, but his synaesthesia made it concretely representational to him. He painted music without having to resort to metaphor. I can't say whether or how his work influences mine, but this enchanting idea has everything to do with both my appreciation for what art is capable of and my gratitude for being able to share my work with others. To wit, this is his piece called "Fugue" which - the name - is probably more like a literal description than a metaphorical title.
Can you tell us something noteworthy about your current work?
This work is the output of a challenge I set for myself: to hunt photos that fit the chosen theme. The problem was that I had no preconceived ideas for subject matter or composition of the actual work, so (it turned out) I took 3,208 photos with this theme in mind before I got a single keeper! If "making bad art is how you get permission to make good art" (which is how I recall the kind and useful advice Allan Servoss gave me the first time Abel Contemporary Gallery showed any of my work) then I hope these 3,208 discarded attempts, and the thousands that followed, served their purpose.