I am an artist by nature and a photographer by choice; fine art photography, photo mixed media, photo montage.
I started shooting in the late 60’s in a traditional way: set the F/stop and shutter speed, compose through the viewfinder and shoot. My interest in enhancing photographs started early on as well, hand tinting with Marshall’s photo oils was one of my first approaches. While working in the print department at the Ringling Museum of Art in the late 70’s, I was introduced to the work of Jerry Uelsmann. His work was something I had never seen before; using multi image, multi layered negatives to print thought provoking and surrealistic photographs quickly caught my eye.
Through the 80’s I continued to explore other ways the traditional photograph could be used as the starting point for different ideas.David Hockney’s photo collages were inspiring. The idea that a fine art photograph did not have to be confined to the edges of a single sheet of paper changed my perspective on the medium and motivated me to again explore the idea that photography could be used in different ways rather than the traditional single image print.
In the early 2000 I was introduced to Doug and Mike Starn’s large, distressed, photographs. Their work was an epiphany; the idea that beauty could be seen in that which is may not be considered traditionally beautiful. I later found out there is a word in Zen for that, Wabi-Sabi.
Coinciding with fine art photography is the work I do in commercial photography. I bring my fine art discipline to the commercial arena. Whether its’s shooting a building for an architectural client or shooting portraits in my studio or on location, the utmost consideration and time is spent to get “the shot”.
Photographic Services Offered are:
~ Architectural Photography
~ Portraiture: in studio or on location
~ Product Photography
~ Lifestyle Photography
~ Boudoir Photography
~ Old Photo Restoration
~ Camera, Photography and Photo Editing Private Tutoring