Shooting with film slows me down. It asks me to think about the decisions I am making and to consider why I am making them. Working with film has made me a better photographer. ¶ Black and white photography has the power to teach me something. All I have to do is wait, look and learn. ¶ I shoot black and white exclusively because traditional silver gelatin prints lend themselves so beautifully to interpretation. What you see in a particular piece of art should be unique – it should be your perception and yours alone. If all of us looked upon a painting or a sculpture and saw the same thing – there would be nothing to say, nothing to share.