As a fine art photographer, my goal is to create a vision of place that may feel familiar but brings a unique interpretation to the viewer. Color plays only a minimal role in my work. I love the play of dark against light and the clarity of shapes that emerge once color is subdued or removed.
My work starts with a photograph, often created with a film camera. From there, I strive to create something that goes beyond the literal and becomes a metaphor. 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.
I rely heavily on historic processes for printing, primarily platinum palladium and photogravure, and I love exploring with unique papers and textures. Many of my images are printed on kozo and gampi papers, hand made in Japan in the traditional way.