I think it is good to see just how alone we are, even when we are embraced by family or pressed in a crowd. We are alone inside our heads; we are alone in death, in moving from place to place, in waiting for dinner or for a bus.
It appears that we like it that way, answering to no one but ourselves, crouching behind a buttress of preferences, all chosen from a single list offered to everyone.
Are we alone then? I walk alone with my camera, thinking, watching. I see others around me; I wait to picture them.
These are six photographs collected in an on-going project under the title "Solely"
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Fallen To Earth
I am entranced by the texture of the ground, especially when a delicate object lies upon it. Leaves are abundant, and drop lightly on their own bereft of chlorophyll, the engine of transformation. Chlorophyll creates sugar and oxygen from carbon dioxide and water by absorbing light. The red and yellow in a leaf are hidden by the green of chlorophyll, for it is at the end when we truly see them.
I believe in found beauty. I pursue the moment's grandeur through simplicity of design and I wait for the moment of rest and concentration.
I photograph by intuition when I am gripped by feeling. I carefully hold intersecting lines and shapes in tension and those few people present in my landscapes are kept distant and unaware.
The story of my work is my life in the West. My mother's family came to Washington State in 1856, along the Oregon Trail from Terre Haute Indiana. My father's family came from Croatia in the late 1880's.
Two days in San Francisco with a No. 2 Folding Cartridge Hawk-Eye Model B; LumenAria: In the Key of Light; CoolPhoto Guide to Puget Sound Lighthouses; Good Earth: Celebration of Life; Great Ships and Panoramas
I shoot in film, mostly large format from Kodak, Ilford, and Fuji. I process by hand, tone, wash, and air-dry my black and white prints according to strict archival guidelines.
Along with film, I capture color using a Leica M system, the finest digital camera system in the world. My exhibition color photographs are printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta paper using pigment inks. Very large black and white and color prints are printed to Fine Art Rag paper.
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