I like silence, or just the sounds of nature, black and white photography, and the beauty of a bird singing it’s evening song. I guess you could say that I like things in their most honest state. Right at this moment I am listening to the crickets chirping or whatever it is that they do. I would miss that sound if I never heard it again, That sound eases me to sleep. Some people need the radio or t.v., I am lulled to sleep by the rhythmic sound of the cricket the master tempo keeper.
There is a certain elegance to simplicity. When I see great design, I respond to it. When I hear an outstanding musical score, it transports me to another place and time. I think it’s a very human trait to want beauty and serenity in our lives. I guess that’s why I just keep on painting, listening to music and designing gardens. I can’t bring myself to devote my whole life to my job. I am not a linear person. Meeting quotas is not what I am cut out to do. Accountants would not be happy with me if they had to quantify my life! I am more like a landscape with a river running through it. I don’t think in blips and sound bytes. I don’t even set an alarm, I don’t own a smartphone and sometimes I just take my reliable old pentex film slr camera out on a photo shoot and choose one lens and that’s it. Just like that I’m out the door on a new adventure. I like the idea that I have either 12, 24, or 36 chances and that is all to get the shot I want. Having a finite amount of chances encourages you to focus. As I said I like simplicity.