When I was about 12 years old, I took art classes from a well known art school. We were required to draw from a human skeleton in many different mediums.
It was a style of learning that was alien to me. I was completely uninspired and didn’t complete the classes. I thought that I must not have any artistic talent as a result.
It took me many years to realize that I just didn’t fit in to more traditional styles of art and that photography is one of my mediums of creative expression.
So I call myself a backward painter. I rely on that which physically exists in front of me and my camera. It is always a combination of how I feel and see things on a given day.
It isn’t so much about thinking or having a preconceived notion about what I will create. Rather it is about observing that which is taking place around me.
This is true of both my abstract and street photography. They are a reflection of how and what I see in the world around of me.