Perceptions Artist's statement
Broiling, 1989 — Mirabello Bay, Crete, Greece



Per-cep-tion: per-‘sep-shan/n.
4a: quick, acute and intuitive

This work was begun in 1963 and, although I did not realize it in the beginning, it is closely related to the influential developments of American street photography of the time, particularly the work of Garry Winogrand and Lee Friedlander. This approach uses a synthesis of documentary and photojournalistic traditions employed in a personalized aesthetic and social investigation.

The investigation is a search based on analytical and sometimes intuitional observation. It is an exploration of the visual and social construction of the urban landscape in an effort to express an opinion on some aspect of the conditions found. This subjective photojournalism is seeking to make connections to other elements or relationships that expand the story.

This is usually accomplished through juxtaposition of pictorial elements or actions that often make subtle humorous, paradoxical or incongruous comment to reveal an alternative aspect of the story on the surface.

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