All those small toads, lined with feelings and a chuckle, help me understand how America keeps it's personality out on a limb with itself.
My continuing journey has enlarged itself within my studio. Amazing and huge, my two adjoining buildings hold a century of uses and lives, their walls speaking of the mystery of time. Offering not so much a specific narrative, but a monument to the power of the vague, these walls invite the imagination to find what it needs right there in front of it's eyes.
On the road, between my walls, my hope is for a graphic presentation of something universal within the particular, and all the better when involving a gentle chuckle and knowing smile
Loving the mystery of reality leads me always to photography, where lens and film can lead me back within myself. The medium, employing the rhetoric of reality, frees my imagination to be at the service of instincts. All those years filled with curiosity and mistakes have increased my appetite for more, and photography is my garden. My optics are my heart, experiences, and feelings.
Working primarily with 8x10 camera and film. Do my own black and white silver gelatin printing. Color work is transparency film, then files are prepared by the best people I can find.
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