A writer constructs a story using nouns, verbs, and modifiers. A composer uses pitch, tone, and rhythm. A photographer uses light, shadow, and imagery. Whether it is a phrase turned tightly around the heart, a blue note bent into your soul, or an image reborn of the wise silence, they emanate from, and wander to, the same place.

The language of all these forms is supported by an underlying architecture, existing not to constrict but rather to provide the communication’s common understanding. This architecture provides the freedom to communicate a la Bob van Winkle or Bob Dylan.

As a photographer, I want to be Bob Dylan.