Before i had any idea what i was doing i found that my efforts in grade school art were a little different from my classmates. I "tasted" color for lack of a better word. For example orange stood out to me perhaps because of the fruit. Basically i had a tactile relationship with color. Some early small works i made using multiple layers of poster paint. My grade school teacher looked at me like i was crazy when i said i could "taste" color..Years later when i began serious work in photography color became less important then the zen of seeing the moment. Something I learned was key to Henri Cartier-Bresson's work re: the decisive moment. Now i know that my early "tasting" experience was a form of zen immersion. When i began shooting on the streets of New York that approach informed my work. Today i incorporate that technique both in live action and portraiture. I found that by keeping both eyes open when shooting i could see between moments. An approach that invites the mind's eye and often produces surprising results.
Feeling always comes before art