I find the liberating power of the camera lens in its limitations, its boundaries, the borders of its frame. Subsequently, the lens’ ability to focus in tightly on details that are often missed by the eye inspires me to look for composition and design in ordinary and oftentimes unassuming subjects: scrub brush, rust patterns on dumpsters, sterile streets, electrical wires, piles of junk. I enjoy the challenge of framing a piece of the ordinary in a way that brings out some subtle beauty in patterns and lines. Even when photographing more spectacular subjects — a sunset, The Grand Canyon — I am still looking for a different view or angle, a narrowing in on something that isn’t necessarily apparent or obvious upon first glance. Regardless of the subject, the camera forces me to hone in and find a composition, something to make myself reconsider what I see with my own eyes.