My work is a constant reflection of not so much what I see, but what I'm feeling. I'm a lot of things. I'm a photographer, a student of history, a dog rescuer, a mother and a wife. And, I'm someone who was born in the wrong place and my life is about finding my way "home". Sometimes, life is fast. Life is messy. Life isn't always pretty. I want to capture what says "Stop - Look" before it gets away, before I'm distracted again. Before I lose it.
Because, much of my work, in some way or another, is about Loss.
Time is my biggest thief. I don't like time. I want to be forced to stop. Or, perhaps, forcing time to stop would be more apt. I want to capture what's wonderful to me, what's interesting, what's vanishing, what's frightening, or what's inspiring, and I want hold on to it for just one second more. For me, it's never about documenting a face or a scene or a structure. It's about capturing something completely intangible and personal and finding a way to express it. I can't talk about it. I don't understand it. But, I know it when I see it.
Some of my work is very clean. The subject tells the story enough. Some of my work is very processed. The subject is just a part of what I see in my head and hear in my being. In a strange way, my work allows me to be a hoarder of Life, without ending up as a mental case on some reality show.
I post my work daily at Shona Skye Creative. Please come by. I hope you enjoy something of what you see. My work is available for purchase on Fine Art America and I have handmade items for sale in my Etsy shop.