You Must Look Before You Can See

“Looking” is something anyone can do. It is automatic. You can’t help but look. “Seeing” is different. Seeing requires looking beyond the obvious and requires more time and attention. When we see, we are able to experience past the glimpse. This is what makes even the ordinary excitingly extraordinary.

Our sensory perception is different when we drive a car, ride a bicycle, jog, or take a leisurely walk. For example, you will notice a ladybug on the sidewalk and avoid stepping on it when walking, but not when you are driving.


My current interests in image making involves capturing what we may be able to look at and register in our brain in casual ways, and invite the viewer to stop and see the lines, the design, the gestures. The natural landscape offers a delightful quiver of design elements in a variety of scenarios that offer unlimited and exciting opportunities to see.

Black and white infrared photograph of the red rock desert landscape, in the Southwest including Utah, Colorado, New Mexico
Infrared Landscape, Arches National Park, Utah

Morning Light on Sandstone Cliffs, Arches National Park, Utah

Infrared Photograph