Learning to make images instead of taking them is what that statement did for me. My years inhaling chemicals in the wet darkroom and the skills learned there helped ease the painful transition to digital photography. It also helped me understand a little better how to get onto the paper what I saw through my view finder. I learned how to use a computer and how to use Photoshop the same day... I shoot to print and love to manipulate a white piece of paper by adding lots of color to it ....just as I did in the wet darkroom. My mother kept her stories alive with her camera. She passed on to me the role of keeper of the lore. I strive to follow in her footsteps. Hopefully you’ll see her passion in my prints. I use long-lasting archival ink and papers. Re-adjusting the image every time I print it makes each print a Juan of a kind. I look forward to seeing you in the store.