Kris Martin, NYC Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement I'm a psychologist by trade, and rather new to photography as an avocation. But in fact, I was introduced to old-school black & white photography as a boy in my Grandpa Charlie's basement darkroom. Wonderful memories with him; I can still evoke the smells of the developer, the fixer, and recall the magic of the developing print! My shots come from various journies I have taken. I am drawn to the small marvels of nature, the wonder of what humans create, and the beautiful destructive power of decay. My "Distortions" gallery contains patterns and colors from my photographs that I have altered (Photoshop is a wonderful thing!). I hope you enjoy the galleries, and thanks for visiting.