I photograph things that I see as well as things that can only be visualized in my mind. Sometimes the subject is an actual place or object. Other times it is made up of the lines, shapes, tones, and/or textures that comprise the place or object.
I find that the use of black and white analog darkroom processes satisfies my creative needs by giving me the tools to represent and interpret, both ordinary and extraordinary, subject matter in the manner that I visualized them.
I work with both a medium format camera and an 8×10 camera. Each is mounted on a tripod allowing for a deliberate and thought-provoking approach. They free my hands and mind to carefully examine and explore the ground glass imagery that enables the creative process to unfold without distractions.
“Exide” 8×10 Silver Gelatin Contact Print