Artist's Statement

My interest in photography began in the late 70s when I was in grade school. My mom bought me a Kodak Instamatic camera and I was off. I was going to be a photographer.

What appealed to me about photography then was that I could capture the moment and later show everyone what I saw. I was never good with words, but with a photograph it was much easier to tell my story.

Through the years I continued on and off with my photography as much as I could while exploring my other interests in music. For some reason though, I was always coming back to my camera.

Now at 33, I still enjoy photography for the same reason I did as a child. I have also learned a few things on the way.

I have learned that a photograph can change ones mood. It can make you smile, laugh or cry. A photograph can ask a question, it can answer a question or it can tell a whole story. It can evoke feelings of fear or comfort. It can bring about a sense of awe. It can bring back a memory, inspire a thought or an idea. It is this aspect of photography that drives me to create.

I have also learned to look at things closer; there is always something extraordinary in the ordinary. We tend to lose sight of these things with our busy lifestyles but if you stop long enough to look you will see what I mean.

Brent Hunter Price II