It is in creating and through the creative process that the voice of the individual might rise and realize itself most singularly and profoundly. The process of making photographs is an artistic endeavor involving an artist, a medium and a vision. The culmination of this process is the print. The print creates the basis for dialogue between the artist and the viewer. Art and passion are absolutely inseparable. If you believe, as I do, that a photograph begins with an artist's vision then you understand the importance of passion. For you must be moved by that which you behold and stimulated through a passionate connection in order to have something to say.