Artist Statement

A portrait of Richard Buchanan II.

Nearly a decade ago, I took a point and shoot camera, zoomed in on a bucket of water in the sun, and saw an image of fantasy. I saw brilliant light and slices of blue, violet, and green – like sunlight through dense leaves. When I took that picture, the bucket was more than a tool of limited use, more than a background object I readily understood. It was something I had written off for years, but on that day, it left me in awe.

That shot has fueled my creative philosophy ever since. I strive to bring the overlooked to the forefront – to change mundane to extraordinary, and show trivial as enchanting.

I hope my work allows you to share the sense of wonder I’ve come to feel, and see anew what we often leave unseen.

All photographs on this site are copyrighted, but are free for personal, non-commercial uses.