Welcome, and thank you for visiting.
I'm an advanced student of image making who hopes to never stop learning, and a long-time
photographer who enjoys sharing my work and my experience with others.
The primary focus of my work is on artistic nude and figure compositions, conceptual nudes, and emotive portraiture,
but the scope of my work also includes creative portraiture and some nature and landscape work.
My work is about the image, not the process. I use both film and digital cameras. I process
images with a computer
and in a wet darkroom. I print with high-end inkjet printers, with traditional silver gelatin
paper, and with alternative processes. And I mix them all up. If the path to the image I want
to produce starts photoelectrically and ends photochemically, or vice versa, that's OK with me.
My conception of my art doesn't manifest in specific media, methods, or traditions, but in
producing the image I envision using what ever tools it takes to get there. While I don't consciously pursue minimalism in my imagery, more than one person has commented on
minimalist tendencies in my compositions. Also, while I shoot both color and B&W, I definitely have a bias toward monochromatic images.
While photography is widely acknowledged as a documentary medium, and some even claim that its
documentary aspect is the essence of its nature, there is no question for me that
the true magic of photography lays in its expressive potential. Expressive photography is
not about recording events, facts, and reality. It is about exposing feelings and
exploring possibilities. It is about using imagery to say things
that you hope will start conversations about humans rather than events.
Enjoy your visit, and feel free to e-mail me if you have questions.