My love affair with trees and the natural world began at a young age. Family trips to Yosemite, Sequoia and the Oregon Coast helped set me on an artistic path which I follow to this day.
As an artist living on the west coast, I am particularly attracted to the beauty of the region’s intimate natural environments. My hand built large and ultra large format cameras are ideal for capturing subtle details of light, surface and space. Every print is hand-made and one-of-a-kind, using a carbon transfer process perfected in 1864. The process allows for an interpretation of the image on film not possible by digital means. The carbon process allows me to achieve relief prints of exceptional depth, tone and archival permanence.
I display prints without glass because I feel that my work is alive and needs to breathe. Furthermore, the archival qualities of my printing process means that nothing in the environment will affect the longevity of the print. Displaying the prints without glass allows the viewer to walk into my work and become one with the image, to explore, imagine, and feel the moment in time through the subtle characteristics of a finely crafted carbon print.
“In a Dream” 8×10 inch Carbon Transfer Contact Print