When a project calls for photographs to be taken it automatically becomes my favorite of the moment.

The following photographs were not taken for commercial purposes. When I am able to travel I carry my camera with me everywhere I go. I particularly like catching people when they are in another world, and displaying what I feel is, even if for only that moment, their true self. My photography is inspired by many artists, but Edward Hopper is at the top of that list. I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoyed taking them.

The photo to the right was taken on February 15, 2003 in London as people the world over were protesting the pending decision for the invasion of Iraq. I was overwhelmed by the throngs of people in the streets, and had my camera tucked away in my bag when I saw this image come together and I knew I had to capture it. First I saw the boy, who had managed to find a bit of space outside of the crowd, and then I noticed that the crossing sign was signaling to "wait" and I thought if I didn't get this photo, I would never have another opportunity to capture such a moment again. I fumbled for my camera and thankfully was able to snap the shutter before the sign changed or the boy moved.

I couldn't believe how well this summed up the day. This boy, who is well on his way to becoming a man today, in a world in which his country is still at war, standing by, sly look on his face, innocent and ignorant of the actions that are about to be undertaken by powers out of his control and out of the control of those massive crowds. To his right a sign literally saying "wait" and behind him an older man who knows all to well what this decision means for this little boy. It is the only photo on this page that I have edited with Photoshop, in this case to emphasize the child, the man, and the signal to wait. I would say that of all of the photos I have ever taken, this is truly my favorite.