"Music, the Blues in particular, moves me -- it touches my heart and soul! I love the passion of the Blues, and am likewise drawn to the visual aspects of musical performance. As a photographer, I strive to capture that passion.
“A musician's expression (a smile or a clinched jaw; closed eyes or a far-away gaze; a serene countenance or a grimace; a casual swaying or frantic nodding of the head) when he or she is "in the groove," as well as a wide range of body movements while performing - they all add to and enhance my enjoyment of the musical feast. Add the myriad of audience reactions - heads bouncing, hands clapping, fingers popping, toes tapping, bodies swaying or bouncing in their seats -- and dancers doing their thing -- and the music becomes an all-encompassing experience.
“The music really grabs me, whether I'm hearing it during a jam in a local club, or enjoying a Blues band at a concert or festival. It is my sincere hope that through these photos you can hear and feel the music, too, and will be able to share in the joy and other emotions of the musicians as they make the Blues come alive for their audience."