Sausalito, United States
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. When the subject demands color, I always try to stay true to principles of contrast and clarity.
Recently, I have begun an exploration of copper plate photogravure as a process to print my images. The rich velvety matte surface, deep shadows, delicate half tones, and luminous highlights of photogravures are typically not found in digital printing, so I am excited to be a practitioner of this traditional technique that is one of the earliest forms of photographic printing.
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.