Subject. Observation. Observer.
As the subject constantly eludes us, how much time do we really have to contemplate and appreciate the surroundings? What are the products of our observations? How does the interaction process unfolding? In practicing the classic copper plate photogravure, I am looking for amswers. For me, the uniqueness of the process, starting as non-intrusive photography, continues as the most artist-involving. The image has to be literally re-created, step-by-step, by hand. The transformation is far enough from the straight photography to be liberating, yet precise in detail and spirit to allow the contemplation at observer's own pace.