I was going through the last six months of my news and sports photos searching for images I could add to my screen saver at the office. It was a good few months for me, for it seemed that I was dragging plenty of images to my screen saver folder. As I did so, I began to realize what all of these images had in common: intimacy.
That, I think, is a key element of great photography, whether it be the subtle intimacy of delicate fine art photography, or the intense intimacy of the moment of conflict in sports, or the innocent intimacy of portraits of children.
I strive for this intimacy in all aspect of my imaging. It is far from easy or simple, but when I am able to express it, this intimacy allows my readers and viewers to experience my photography and its subjects on another, higher level.