About My Work
As a photographer I have, over the years, explored the endless possibilities of traditional photographic techniques, both in-camera and in the darkroom, mastering the methods and learning the rules... even if only to break them. If anything, I've embraced the wonderful potential in "incorrect" technique. The unpredictable effects of homemade lenses, cheap film, graininess, diffusion, softness, misaligned planes of focus, vignetting, aberrations and light leaks have become my palette for photographic expression.
Although these days my camera is digital and my darkroom is a computer, I still think in terms of these same traditional methods and techniques. But given the powerful capabilities of the digital platform, I have expanded upon the processes, exploring new ways of working with and manipulating pixel data.
The Fade Into Me series starts with a series of traditional studio figure studies: silhouettes, captured in motion, limbs and bodies appearing and fading behind a backlit scrim: simple black and white studies with a grace of their own. Once in the digital realm, however, these source images are stacked and shifted, overlaid in positive and negative forms, with the pixels combining in new ways to sing with unexpected color, revealing new textures and unusual interactions. The resulting series of images seem to reside in an unfamiliar space: not quite photographs (yet clearly photographic), not quite paintings (yet certainly painterly), reaching a place where these distinctions become blurred.
In the Paris: Dialogue series, the world is rendered in dreamlike atmospheres, with sparse landscapes and empty cities visited only occasionally by ghosts and shadowy figures. More interested in capturing feeling than in capturing detail, I strive to find the beauty in the mundane, the extraordinary in the ordinary: that radiance revealed not in how things look, but rather in how you look at things.
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Other images will be posted soon.