Chris Brown

Photography for me is the art of seeing. Experience and neurophysiology prove that the more familiar we are with something the less we really "see" it when we look at it. So the challenge is to learn how to see clearly things that are familiar to us, such as our family and friends, our homes, and our gardens.

Elizabeth has created her very unique garden that I pass through every day, and my desire has been to see it as though for the first time. I have to approach my strolls through it as though I am entering a new and unfamiliar place--which in many ways it is.

When I can rid myself of the demons of expectation, familiarity, and desire and see freshly, I pass through the Looking Glass into a world of new delights, which is recorded in my photographs.