For the Fluid Landscape Series, I approach my subject as a painter would, using my camera as a brush.
Long shutter speeds, often with some movement to the camera, create images in which the detail of location is lost, but the texture of brush strokes is captured.
The resulting intensity of the colors is as if the longer the canvas is open, the more paint it will absorb, thus creating my form of painting with my camera.
Torn Memories Series
Memories are not real. They are filtered through time and emotion. Somewhat altered, foggy, or vague, they comfort us in their warmth. Both detailed and blurry at the same time, they allow us to touch the previous times and places that make us who we are.
These images seem to be torn from my past, a page out of a previous life, subject to interpretation each time. Just as a memory may vary from time to time, each print will vary according to my own feelings while printing. No two prints are exactly alike; no two memories are exactly alike.
My challenge was how to translate the idea of a memory in my head onto paper. After much trial and error, I finally realized that I needed to create a new photographic darkroom technique.
Images are split-printed using various diffusion materials and then split-toned on warm tone paper. I built and manipulated a custom frame to create the edge effect. All prints are Selenium Split-Toned Silver Gelatin Prints printed by hand in the darkroom, image size 5”x5”, framed 14”x18”. Nothing is digital.
All images are printed in editions of 10. Prices increase as the edition sells out.
Contact the artist for current pricing and multi-print installations.