When I am out in the world with my camera, I photograph in a very intuitive way, no analyzing, only responding. I think of it as shooting from the gut, or when at it's best from the heart. The analysis and "whys" come later when working with the print.
In the studio doing still-life and dioramas, I work almost in reverse. The process starts with an object that initiates a concept, the object needs a setting, a stage. Much experimenting, evaluating, rejecting, changing, takes place. When the process "flows" it often feels like playing.
At age twelve I saw for the first time an image appear on a piece of paper, in a small tray of liquid. I was convinced it was magic, a magic I wanted to practice. After having studied the chemistry and physics of image-making and many years as a photographer I still believe photography is magical. It is my passion.