“My work strives to interpret what I photograph in a new and innovate way. As a photographer I choose to capture a wide range of subject matter, spanning all realms of nature as well as the urban landscape … and as an artist I do not merely want to duplicate what is in front of my lens. I do not want to create mirror images. Few of my photographs are random; their purpose is to challenge the viewer to contemplate the scene and to think beyond it.

I am by nature drawn to details, and have always focused my interest and my camera on the parts that make up the whole. My photographs represent emotions rather than actual depictions; the familiar is often absent. My main intention is to convey a mood that will cause the viewer to pause, contemplate the mosaic that makes up the image and connect his or her personal feelings to it.” —Maureen Haldeman