- Photographer. Writer. Illustrator.
(ˈvɪər ɪz əm, ˈvɛr-)
Strict representation of truth and reality, including the homely and vulgar.
A naturalistic approach, especially in portraiture; in which every wrinkle and flaw of the subject, is faithfully reproduced. Extreme realism.
I selected the word “verism” to describe my creative work because it’s not easily defined. I am a writer. I’m also a photographer, an illustrator, a videographer, an artist. Over the years, I’ve learned that the medium is not as important as the message behind the paint or pixels or words. Emotion is conveyed just as easily through a well crafted paragraph as it is through a well framed photograph as it is through a dramatic painting.
In this, I seek to portray reality as it is — as ugly and grotesque and beautiful as it can be.