I started out as a writer and journalist, but photography captured me the moment I made my first black and white print. It was magic, and the excitement of interpreting the world through the lens continues today. I traded in my typewriter for a camera and became a commercial photographer and filmmaker, but always created personal work as well.
My fine art work is based on form, color and texture, and I photograph things that touch me emotionally. I often work in series, concentrating on one type of subject and exploring different ways of rendering it.
I create from the inside out. Something will catch my interest, a particular scene, the play of light across a surface, and I’ll make pictures, exploring the subject. While I work quite deliberately, I suspect that my subconscious is really calling the shots. Often, when I go back and look at my images, I see other pictures within them, pictures that I think my subconscious has guided me to but my conscious mind hadn’t really seen. And I usually like these pictures more.
I started working digitally about 10 years ago, learning how to make archival giclée prints and control color reproduction in digital printing.