'All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream'  Wrote Edgar Allan Poe.

I've always wondered how to best describe the reasons I found photography such a compelling method of self expression. Part of it's appeal, I'm sure, is in it's very restriction. It's borders of technology (film, digital, what's the difference?).

To work in planes and tones, chemistry and data, with photons and fluorite glass, titanium and leather. It's all a joy and a torture. One and the same. But essential. Undeniable.

Moments of clarity. Moments of connection. The fog of the everyday that swirls and confuses until a light beam catches and a shutter is released.

Enjoy if you can. I did in making them. 



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Portrait of me by The Luminary James Heffernan