I began in the early 1990s photographing rocks from our seashore both out on the land and in the studio. The stones of our coast are what called me here 30 years ago and why I have stayed. These same stones mysteriously arranged for me to find my teachers in Peru. For some reason it is the spirit of the stone beings that have opened me to the deeper ‘spirit of place’ here on the coast of the Atlantic. We each have our own true point of contact with the world. The artist works to trust, deepen and expand that channel into the beauty and mystery of life they are uniquely drawn to express. One challenge in the style of ‘straight’ photography I do, is how to evoke the numinous soul of a place, an object or a person while being faithful to the physical reality in front of the camera. There is a tension between ‘literal’ reality and the uncanny sensation of an inner aliveness. This is especially true of stone. I sense within the stones that call to me a sort of slumbering epiphany. I seek to wake up inside that dreaming in order to bring forth its vision.