My interest in photography began very early. My father would let me take pictures with his manual Nikon camera when we took vacation trips. My photography became much more prolific during my college years, and it was during college that I took a photography class and first learned to process my own black and white film. Since then, I have spent many hours reading about photography, looking at other peoples' photos on the internet, and making photos of my own.
For many years, I had a passion for photography without truly understanding the root of that passion. I felt like I had to take pictures, but I didn't really know why. The night I figured out the answer to these questions changed my life. I was lying in bed talking with my wife about my photography, and she said, "Greg, I know why photography is so important to you. You want so badly to know God that you go everywhere looking for reflections of Him that you can capture on film." I knew in the very depths of my soul that she was right.
I believe that everything good in this universe is a reflection of God. Thundering waterfalls reflect God's power, brilliant sunsets reflect His splendor, and you and I reflect the very core of His being. I also believe that God is immensely creative; you only need to look at the complexity and beauty of the universe or the human eye to understand that. The universe and its contents, including my creativity, are divine reflections.
Jeremiah 9:24 (NIV) says, "[L]et him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth. . . ." Through the process of creating my art, I have come to a deeper knowledge of a God who knows me, loves me, and personally speaks to me on a daily basis. It is my hope and prayer that you will come to that same knowledge as you consider the divine reflections that make up my images.