As a photo-based portrait artist, I use my camera as a “sketch
book.” I do not take photographs merely to record what a dog looked
like at a particular place or time. The photographs are merely the first
step in a broader creative process.
An enduring portrait must be more than
just a photographic likeness. It should reveal the true essence and beauty
of the subject. It should speak
to us on many levels – emotional, intellectual and aesthetic.
For serious breeders, my portraits also provide a link between generations
and highlight the importance of a celebrated lineage.
I derive great pleasure
and satisfaction from creating objects of beauty and value. My portraits
are significant to the people who commission them,
and I hope they are of value to the Dane community as a record of the quiet
dignity and unique beauty of our beloved breed.