San Rafael, CA
My focus is on monochrome photography, with emphasis on light and shadow. I love the play of dark against light and the clarity of angles and shapes that emerge once color is removed. I am excited by the drama of pure blacks against clean whites and I strive to put a touch of melancholy or mystery into many of my images. When the subject demands color, I always try to stay true to principles of contrast and clarity. I spent much of my early life as a photographer on the East Coast, exploring the architecture of the cities and the aging infrastructure of small towns left behind bychange. Coming west, I fell in love with the vast open spaces and the contrast between the sea, the mountains, and the inland deserts. I am constantly searching for scenes, whether in nature or created by humans, that convey timelessness but also express the impermanence of the world as we know it. Recently, my focus has turned to alternative processes, specifically platinum/palladium and photogravure, as a process to print my images. The rich velvety matte surface, deep shadows, delicate half tones, and luminous highlights of these handcrafted processes are exceptional, and I am excited to be a practitioner of traditional techniques.
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Beneath the Surface, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Member Show, Novato CA.
Ensemble, Juror: Micah LeBrun, Curator Marin Community Foundation Gallery, Novato CA
Annual Juried Photography Exhibit. Juror: Robert Buelteman, Fine Art Photographer.
Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay CA
4th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibit. Jurors: Unai San Martin, Ann M. Jastrab, Christina Z. Anderson (artists). Image Flow Gallery, Mill Valley CA
Transcend. Juror: Amy Owen, Curator DiRosa Museum. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato CA
Seeing Colors. Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael CA
Memory and Perception. Juror: Alan Bamberger, Art Critic. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato CA
Realism to Abstraction. Juror: Randall Sexton, Artist. Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael CA
Exposed 2018. Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael CA
Urban Life and Cityscapes. Juror: David Coleman, Photographer. Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay CA
7 Deadly Sins. Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit MA
Inspired Images. Bartolini Gallery, San Rafael CA
Annual Awards, Northern California Council of Camera Clubs, 1st place, color prints, 2018
Annual Awards, Northern California Council of Camera Clubs, 2nd place, monochrome prints, 2018
International Monochrome Awards, 2018, 5 Honorable Mentions in 3 Categories
Annual Awards, Marin Photography Club, Travel Photograph of the Year, 2017