My newest project, abstract collage photography, is brand new and the first showing will be at this years Marin Open Studio's. Working from over 40 years of accumulated prints I have construction over 60 new pieces. They range from the simple to the very complex. It was a wild and completely unpredictable creative process. Once I got going to idea and inspiration started to flow and I could not keep myself out of my studio. Unlike a usual show of photography each piece in this show is uniquely one of a kind, never to be replicated. They are truly collector items, I truly hope the Marin Open Studio's audience feels the same way.
I cannot remember a time when photography was not a part of my life. When I grew up my father owned a commercial photography business in Fairfax and I was always there. I remember being given my first camera and was constantly shooting pictures even though it had no film in it. My work has evolved from student black and whites, to backpacking inspired nature photography. A seminal moment for me was a road trip thru the Southwest in the early 1980's. At that point everything artistically changed for me, I become enthralled with the desert towns, the culture, the color, texture and above all the light. I return yearly to roam photograph and , as it were fill my tank. About ten years ago my work took a definite turn towards the abstract where my interest and passion have become firmly rooted and remain today. What I love about abstraction is that it is nothing, everything and all that lies in between. The most deflating question I can be asked when showing my work is, what is it. When someone tells me what they see, how it makes them feel or of an emotion it evokes I feel that I have succeeded in all ways. My aim has always been to create a sense of awe and wonder at both the dramatic and the sublime. Your response is my judge. At this time none of the new collage work is on my personal web-site, I am waiting for the first unveiling on Saturday May 6th, come and join me.