I believe that we don't take images. We receive images and we are taken by what we see. Through the lens of our perception and imagination we create an experience that we want to share with others.
As a fine art photographer, my goal is to create a vision of place or object that creates an experience for the viewer.
My focus is on monochrome photography, with emphasis on light and shadow. I love the play of dark against light and the clarity of angles and shapes that emerge once color is removed. I am excited by the drama of pure blacks against clean whites and I strive to put a touch of melancholy or mystery into many of my images.
I spent much of my early life as a photographer on the East Coast, exploring the architecture of the cities and the aging infrastructure of small towns left behind by change. Coming west, I fell in love with the vast open spaces and the contrast between the sea, the mountains, and the inland deserts. I am constantly searching for scenes, whether in nature or created by humans, that convey timelessness but also express the impermanence of the world as we know it.
Recently, my focus has turned to alternative processes, specifically platinum/palladium and photogravure, as a process to print my images. The rich velvety matte surface, deep shadows, delicate half tones, and luminous highlights of these handcrafted processes are exceptional, and I am excited to be a practitioner of traditional techniques.