Much of my work in photography stems from my desire to show things in different and unusual ways. Whenever I read about a new photographic technique, I always like to see how I might improve upon it by tweaking it with my own personal style. Many of my floral images are prime examples. Not only are they saturated with color; some are actually the products of a compilation of as many as six or seven different techniques. These techniques range from using a simple black cloth to help the subject stand out better; to a complex multiple exposure, designed to provide an ethereal quality to an image. All of this is done in the field and within the camera at the time of the shoot. The results, I feel, are truly unique.