My uncle, Thomas Jordan, was a professional photographer for several years previous to his passing in 1994. I stumbled upon his camera, a Canon EOS 603, about a year later, and started taking pictures immediately. Although I am not a professional photographer nor do I do any side work in this regard (this is really just a hobby), I appreciate pictures which do more than document.
Although there is a time and a place for documentation, I realize that we don't normally see life in this way. Our vision is, at the same time, detailed and limited. The lake I live near, Lake Wallenpaupack, has been photographed ad infintium. I think we have documented the site fairly well. Even some of the most stunning sunsets can only tell us of their own existence. While this is surely beneficial, it doesn't tell the whole story. We can't smell the water, or experience the haze of a late summer day on that lake. We can't feel the laughter of our friends or the natural high of the color shifting sky. This is understood and perhaps one day we can emulate or record these things as well.
What I attempt to do is create things that affect people emotionally, primarily me. I hope that somehow in the process I can affect others as well. I appreciate strange angles, out of focus subjects, light artifacts, shadow, and close-ups. Most of what I do seems like practice, but every so often I get something interesting. Here are some examples:
Please click on the pictures to see more examples!