What is it that we share in viewing a fine work of art?
I humbly suggest that it is a feeling that is elicited through a personal story the work illustrates or something even more visceral that we cannot find the words to express. There are many driving forces that direct me to take a photograph. The ones I can express, seem to provide me with a story but there are others that simply are a feeling I have to follow. Both of these I hold as indicators that I am being driven by something deeper, something… authentic.
This is where my artwork starts. A fine print being it’s quintessential expression. Ansel Adams, as an accomplished pianist, said the photographic negative is the score with the print being the performance. In over 40 years of experience taking photographs and printing, I’ve seen negatives come to life in amazing performances and though I no longer use film, the digital files are certainly as rich a score as any negative.
With the trend being toward digital cameras capturing photographs, it might seem that pressing a print button is all that needs to be done but a quality print requires hours of practice to create the authentic performances I represent here.
Ensuring that the final prints will satisfy my aesthetic and make them a value to buy, I print them on the finest archival materials and limit the number of prints I produce, in each size, to editions of 45 – unless otherwise specified. Once the edition is completed, the file is retired, never to be printed again.
The artwork I create is an intimate invitation into who I am. Whether you enjoy the photographs I produce as a simple visit to my web site or you choose to include one or more of them in your personal collection, I would like to thank you!