This is my way of expressing my deepest artistic nature.
I have been a photographer, artist, and author as long as I can remember - even back in elementary school. I can still remember the first time I worked in the darkroom and saw the magic as a print developed in front of my eyes. Even though professional labs do most of my darkroom work now, photography has not lost that special magic for me.
My work has now moved in the direction of using new tools like digital cameras, computers, an iPad, Photoshop, and Lightroom. I also reach back in time for old ones like pinhole cameras without lenses and toy cameras. I am always experimenting with new photographic and printing processes and materials to bring my visions to light.
I strive to express myself with smooth, soft impressions of the world around me, romantically interpreted, especially with bright colors. My work has become more intimate and much more personal. I simplify things by removing distractions and tightly cropping to focus the viewers eye on the core subject. I prefer working in a more candid manner with my subjects to find their inner workings and not using elaborate lighting and artificial posing. Rather than digging deep, I like to create an environment that encourages things to be revealed on their own. Capturing the image digitally is just the beginning. I like to push the image into the form I envision like we used to do with Polaroid materials.
My favorite subjects are colorful scenes, women, and nudes. I accept commissions on a limited basis to create custom pieces about people and their lives.