My photographs are a journey into the personal energy of each subject. Where did this concept originate within me. I know the precise moment. It was the minute I met Renee and photographed her being assessed in the Burn Unit at Upstate Medical Center. Somehow I knew she was going to be ok even though there was a long difficult journey ahead. When I made the first portrait of her I felt I was doing much more than taking her picture. There was an overwhelming sensation that hit me as I got closer and entered her personal space. It was a sixth sense a sensation that instantly connected us. Extremely powerful and I truly felt the image. I shot hundreds of shots on that first day but there was only one that I truly felt and I knew it as I pushed the shutter.