Welcome to my photography gallery. For me, the images on the following pages reveal an innate passion, sometimes for the subject matter, but always for an inherent artistry. At first glance, as they are still images, they appear frozen in time, an unchanging view of a certain time and place. But if you pause for a bit, or revisit them -- hours, days, months later -- you can see them differently. They can reveal something else, something more. And that is the characteristic of a good photograph (and good art, in general). It is not just what the image brings to you, but what you bring to the experience of viewing it that provides the necessary synergy. Not just now, but over time.
As with most artistic endeavors, this website is a work in progress. Periodically, I refresh it, not only with my latest images, but with re-imaginings of older work as I, too, look anew at old friends from a different perspective.
Still photography in an era of videos, black and white in an age of color, and prints in a time of Instagram could be seen as the hat trick of anachronism. But I think that each of those contrasts helps reinforce the emotional connection between image and viewer. So I hope you will enjoy looking at my photographs and that you will come back to them from time to time for the prospect of a deeper engagement.
By way of background, I began serious work as a fine art photographer in 2014. Among my earliest inspirations were the works of Ansel Adams and Edward and Brett Weston for their mastery of composition and the subtleties of grayscale and Margaret Bourke-White for the boldness and beauty with which she portrayed the natural and man-made world. It was these masters who guided my choice of the black and white medium and the fine art print as its ultimate expression.
Today, I remain captivated by the ability of a good black and white print to isolate the essence of light and shadow, of shape and texture, while evoking a deeper range of emotions. Within an image, I look for a sweep of curves and lines, shadows, textures and a perspective that prompts a lingering connection with each viewing.
Most of my work uses Olympus and Nikon digital cameras, Lightroom, Photoshop, and Nik software for most post-processing, and an Epson 3880 printer and Canson, Moab, and Red River archival papers for printing.
Thank you for visiting. Enjoy!