Photography has always been a way for me to situate myself. With the camera’s license to explore, I am able to collect pieces of places that I find interesting then contemplate them from the distance of a single frame. This process of observation and examination appeals to my introspective temperament.

I also value the transitory nature of photographs -the split second poetry that the camera reveals in unguarded moments. I appreciate the sense of significance a photograph can confer on a human gesture in a space.

I’m interested in the interior life of the mind, psychology, the architecture of cities, the pull of memory and how we create a sense of place. I’m interested in the weather.

Barbara Strigel


“The attentive eye makes the world mysterious”

Charles Simic