When I was ten years old, my father gave me my first camera, and some of my first pictures were of flowers. I have been taking pictures of flowers ever since. When I got older, I discovered Georgia O'Keefe and have been greatly inspired and influenced by her work. My partner, artist Dorothy Weintraub, is also a lover of beauty, and her paintings of flowers and landscapes are truly very beautiful. It gives me great pleasure to share my love of beauty with others, and to see their appreciation of what I am able to capture of that beauty.