I have taken into consideration the kind of photographs I have seen in history books, biology books, geography books that take me to places, places far far away, distant lands where possibly only nomads live or lands where mountain people hunt for food, the gatherers. I lived to see all of this life in my lifetime.
I have been under the influence of a great man, with a great soul, also known as Papa Mike. He published many of his photos in a book he wrote: On The Level: Walking the Streets with Mike McGarvin. It is such a great read. Do you dare to put this book on your coffee table? I dare you! I double dare you to do this one good deed to help remind yourself of all that you get from the good Lord, our Savior.
I have been influenced by Charlie Chaplin and the silent movies I used to watch on a black and white TV in Iran. “Oh what a funny, funny, man!” Then, all of the great acts I have seen on TV….too many to mention. Do any of them come to mind? No, not at the moment—it is such a blur. Being blown by the wind all around, the wind so strong--what do you see, what do you see?