"my desire is to preserve the sense of peoples' lives, to endow them with the strength and beauty i see in them. i want the people in my pictures to stare back. i want to show exactly what my world looks like...memory allows an endless flow of connections. stories can be rewritten, memory can't. if each picture is a story, then the accumulation of these pictures comes closer to the experience of a memory, a story without end...(photography) allows me to obsessively record every detail. it enables me to remember"