Artist Statement

My photographic education began subliminally as a child, examining the illustrations in my father’s “how to” photography books. His neglected hobby settled into my mind and lay dormant, hibernating, emerging in my twenties to become part of my identity.

After years of photographing nature in color and making “pictorial” black and white landscapes, it struck me that the most interesting and unique images were about people. My focus changed to documentary photography–a comfortable blend of people and their environments.

Lately I have been spending more time closer to home, especially in my garden, photographing plants and bugs. I’m experimenting with prints on new surfaces, like metal and wood while slowly learning how to make gum bichromate prints.