If these photographs have a mission, it is to capture frequently viewed objects, environments and scenes and present them in an interesting way. For me, photography is much more than a snapshot, hobby or a way to capture moments in time. Photography is art. It can be described as an expression of my own vision and feelings.

It may be a plant, a leaf in a creek bed, the details of a frog or a young Cherokee girl’s handmade skirt representing her ancestry. Whatever the locale, these images will stir up unexpected feelings and thoughts in the viewer.

I have done my job if these photographs make you look more closely at the beauty of the world around you.