Glyph = "a symbol, such as a stylized figure or arrow on a public sign, that imparts information nonverbally" (Merriam-Webster's on-line dictionary, http://www.merriam-webster.com); derives from Greek glyphe = carved work and from glyphein = to carve.
The images in this portfolio consist of "discovered" glyphs; otherwise hidden in the context of the everyday: paint splotches on textured rubber dinghies in the Port of Piraeus in Athens, Greece; cracked concrete on suburban roadsigns; and reverse negative imprints of currents of moonlight reflected in lakewater in the Adirondacks, NY.
At first glance, these glyphs may appear completely random and devoid of all meaning. But a deeper inspection reveals the stirrings of ineffably hidden harmonies.
I am, by training and profession, a physicist, specializing in the modeling of complex adaptive systems (with a Ph.D. in theoretical physics). However, both by temperament and inner muse, I am a photographer, and have been one for far longer than my Ph.D. gives me any right to claim an ownership by physics.
Photography became a life-long pursuit for me the instant my parents gave me a Polaroid instamatic camera for my 10th birthday. I have been studying the mysterious relationship between inner experiences and outer realities ever since.
My creative process is very simple. I take pictures of what calms my soul. There may be other, more poetic words that may be used to define the “pattern” that connects my images, but the simplest meta-pattern is this: I take snapshots of moments in time and space in which a peace washes gently over me, and during which I sense a deep interconnectedness between my soul and the world.
Not Cartier-Bresson’s "Decisive Moment" ..but a "Sudden Stillness."