It would be impossible for me to determine the degree to which T.L.E. has
influenced my creative work. Unlike many of those afflicted with Epilepsy, my
experience has not been unpleasant or even disruptive one. My neurologist
complains of my irresponsibility in maintaining the proper level of medication
and I suspect that I don't wish to entirely eliminate seizures from my life.
Despite the fear and paranoia which inevitably accompanies them, they remain a
magical and mystical event, deeply sensuous in nature.
When I was in my late teens I thought I would be a writer. I loved to create
"little worlds": scenes, corners of rooms, juxtapositions of people which would
come into existence without apparent consciousness, bloom and then dissolve. Now
I realize that this romanticism is perhaps better expressed through my
photography, something I evidently understood on an unconscious level long before
it made its way to the surface. The surreality and sensuality of my images, if
not the direct fruit of my seizures, certainly reflects them as once did my